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South Texas Family Claims to Have Killed the Mythical Chupacabra
New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 | Irving DeJohn

Posted on 03/01/2014 10:08:47 AM PST by nickcarraway

The Ohrt family in Victoria, Texas, gunned down an unidentified beast in their backyard over the weekend. The mangy beast looks like a Coyote with big teeth and long legs. Although the Chupacabra's existence has yet to be confirmed, that hasn’t stopped rumors of possible sightings.

A south Texas family claims that they killed the mythical Chupacabra in their backyard. Doug and Lucy Ohrt of Victoria proudly displayed the slain beast that their grandson gunned down on their property last weekend.

“My grandson ran and got the gun and shot it at 240 yards, and my grandkids said, ‘Oh that's a Chupacabra,” the grandmother told Newscenter25.

The Ohrts analyzed the unidentified animal’s lanky legs, sharp teeth and other attributes and concluded that it couldn’t be a regular coyote — raising questions as to the beast’s origin.

Legend says the Chupacabra, which means goat sucker in Spanish, feasts on livestock with impunity. Tantalizing rumors began swirling after the first Chupacabra was reportedly spotted 20 years ago in Puerto Rico.

But people often mistake more common animals such as coyotes and wild dogs for the creature, experts said.

Animal experts also attribute the spike in sightings to people deliberately breeding canines like coyotes and wolves with domesticated dogs and letting them loose so they can turn around and report them as Chupacabras.

Local scientists were not convinced that the Ohrt family had finally ended the wild speculation over the vampire-like beast.

"I’ve seen squirrels, raccoons and coyotes in this area with the same features" Wildlife Biologist Josh Turner told the station.

The mangy creature has spooked the Ohrts, who say they will keep the animal away from their livestock on their family ranch.

"I’m scared they are going to get my dogs" said Ohrt.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chupacabra; coyote; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; dingo; mangycoyote; texas

1 posted on 03/01/2014 10:08:48 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Coywolf.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/meet-the-coywolf/meet-the-coywolf/8605/


2 posted on 03/01/2014 10:10:41 AM PST by DManA
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To: nickcarraway

Nice logo placement.

Looks like a coyote with bad teeth.


3 posted on 03/01/2014 10:10:45 AM PST by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: nickcarraway

Yup. It looks like a sickly coyote. How these silly stories make it into the media circle is the bigger mystery.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 10:14:08 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: DManA

How about an old, starving and mangy CoyWolf.

Is your link to the great PBS story re CoyWolfs?


5 posted on 03/01/2014 10:18:52 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: nickcarraway

6 posted on 03/01/2014 10:22:58 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, someone had to I suppose.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 10:23:24 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: nickcarraway
Coyote with mange.

Wolves didn't go extinct in the areas where they disappeared. They bred with coyotes. Modern coyotes don't look anything like they did a hundred years ago. They look a lot like wolves, because that's where a lot of their genes come from.

They used to be real skinny with real long legs.

8 posted on 03/01/2014 10:25:49 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: DManA

Or eastern coyote...cross between a wolf and coyote. We have been seeing lots of them where I live near Pittsburgh. Greentree PA even has a warning about them on their community webpage.

Some of my co-workers ridiculed me after I told them about them. I have seen them for years.

When Greentree posted the warning I was vindicated.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 10:27:37 AM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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The Ohrt family in Victoria, Texas, gunned down an unidentified beast in their backyard over the weekend. The family next door reported their dog missing the same day saying “We aint seen that mangy mutt for two days now.”


10 posted on 03/01/2014 10:40:26 AM PST by Holdem Or Foldem (Life isn't fair, so wear a cup.)
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To: prisoner6

Oh, come off it. That posting on the website wasn’t any form of vindication; the Reptilians and Small Greys subjugated your brain waves to tow the line and hide their plan behind the recent conflicting stories of the Fawsnome Man and Yaral sightings near Leesborgh and Fontoch.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 10:42:26 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: nickcarraway
Meanwhile, the mysterious Chalupacabra remains at large...


12 posted on 03/01/2014 10:42:31 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

Coyote with mange. The Enquirer would be embarrassed to post this. What was the Daily News thinking?


13 posted on 03/01/2014 10:42:40 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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“My grandson ran and got the gun and shot it at 240 yards,

That's a pretty good shot.

14 posted on 03/01/2014 10:52:10 AM PST by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: nickcarraway

That is nothing but a coyote with mange, nothing to get all jacked up about...


15 posted on 03/01/2014 10:57:51 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: nickcarraway

Sorry...Myths don’t die that easy!


16 posted on 03/01/2014 10:57:59 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

You owe me a new tablet...the beer came out of my nose! LOL...well done!


17 posted on 03/01/2014 11:00:46 AM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: nickcarraway

These people should be embarrassed except they love their 15 minutes of fame.

It is a coyote with mange, I even saw a vet on TV declare this.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 11:06:34 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Crusher138
Nice logo placement.

Yes, like the clever folks at the Florida TV station who covered George Zimmerman's injuries in the police station video. Purely accidental in the placement, I'm sure.

19 posted on 03/01/2014 11:20:26 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: JoeProBono; Darksheare

It’s Fred the Insane! His nickname is “Chupacabra.”


20 posted on 03/01/2014 11:21:38 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty; JoeProBono

That is rather frightening.
Imagine having that snuffle your eye in the dark.
“Hyooman servant, wake up and tend me!”


21 posted on 03/01/2014 11:56:35 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s a coyote. I’ve killed three this winter after finding them bedding down in my hay barn. All three looked like the critter in the photo, only with more hair.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 12:16:15 PM PST by OldRanchHand
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To: nickcarraway

Better known as mangy coyote. :-)


23 posted on 03/01/2014 12:30:10 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Animal experts also attribute the spike in sightings to people deliberately breeding canines like coyotes and wolves with domesticated dogs and letting them loose so they can turn around and report them as Chupacabras.
That's complete BS -- that has never happened, not even once. And by that I mean, there has NEVER been any animal expert who has said any such thing. Thanks nickcarraway.
24 posted on 03/01/2014 1:20:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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