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Chupacabra found alive in Texas? (photos and video at link)
AZ Family.com ^ | 4/2/14 | Janelle Bludau

Posted on 04/02/2014 9:23:39 PM PDT by Rebelbase

RATCLIFFE, Texas — Deep in the back woods of South Texas, you never know what might be lurking around the corner, or in your tree.

“He saw this strange animal up here eating corn,” Jackie Stock said.

In Ratcliffe, a small town in DeWitt County, residents are certain they've found the mythical, despicable chupacabra, and this time, it's alive.

Ratcliffe Resident Jackie Stock said her husband caught the creature Sunday night.

“He called me to come and look, and I said ‘Bubba that looks like a baby chupacabra,’” Stock said.

With its hairless back, large claws, countless teeth and ferocious growl, many would say this animal fits the bill.

“I hunted coons for 20 years with dogs and I ain’t ever seen anything that looks like that right there,” Ratcliffe resident Arlen Parma said.

Parma said one of the biggest signs it's not a raccoon is its growl.

“A coon doesn’t make that noise, or a possum. What makes that noise? I guess a chupacabra does,” Parma said.

Most people in DeWitt County are convinced this is the elusive chupacabra, but what do wildlife experts have to say?

“The animal in the cage as best I can tell from the view is some sort of a small canine,” Brent Ortego, Wildlife Diversity Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, said.

Ortego said a canine can include a coyote, dog, or even a fox. He said the animal most likely has mange which has caused it to lose its hair. But as for a chupacabra, he thinks otherwise.

“It's never been proven to be a unique species. It was always something out there that allegedly was said to cause harm to people or livestock,” Ortego said.

Chupacabra or not, right now this little guy is staying at the Stock household, living off a diet of cat food and corn, at least until someone can find out what it really is.

“We were just trying to figure out what it is because we've never seen anything like it before,” Stock said.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canine; chupacabra; dog; mange; wilddog
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No way it's a canine.
1 posted on 04/02/2014 9:23:39 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

It’s 0bama.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 9:25:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Rebelbase
Caught in SE TX about 20 miles west of Lufkin.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 9:26:28 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

Hyena ? Dingo ?


4 posted on 04/02/2014 9:28:43 PM PDT by tomkat (can hear the whirlwind comin')
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To: Rebelbase

Holy cow! They really did catch one!!! No canine eats out of its hands.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 9:29:27 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Rebelbase

How come earth shattering pictures are never focused very good? I’ve noticed this phenomena with bigfoot also.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 9:30:02 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Rebelbase

These people can put it on display at the state fair and make a bundle.


7 posted on 04/02/2014 9:30:28 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

Sure looks like a dog to me...

8 posted on 04/02/2014 9:31:11 PM PDT by Gasshog (DemoKKKrats: Leaders of the Free Sh!t World)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

The photo is a still from the video, which is much clearer.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 9:31:52 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: MNDude

That ain’t no canine!


10 posted on 04/02/2014 9:33:37 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: Rebelbase

Holy crap Big Foot will be caught soon.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 9:33:59 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: Gasshog

“’Bubba that looks like a baby chupacabra’”


12 posted on 04/02/2014 9:34:09 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

13 posted on 04/02/2014 9:34:41 PM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: TheArizona
Holy crap Big Foot will be caught soon.

She's in the white hut.

14 posted on 04/02/2014 9:35:07 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TheArizona

15 posted on 04/02/2014 9:35:45 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Rebelbase
No way it's a canine.

It's a Womp rat, native to Tatooine. No biggy, just give Luke a holler and he'll take care of it.

16 posted on 04/02/2014 9:35:48 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Rebelbase; All

For some reason the video would not play for me, but the 21 pictures were interesting. I was surprised how small the animal was. DNA anyone?


17 posted on 04/02/2014 9:36:11 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Rebelbase

Correction to #3, It was caught in Dewitt County, SE of San Antonio.


18 posted on 04/02/2014 9:36:20 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase; null and void

It isnt a chupathingie it is the domesticated pet of one of them reptoids that lives underground. Someone must have left the gate open to the underground hidden city...


19 posted on 04/02/2014 9:36:40 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: TADSLOS

Omg i just wet myself.


20 posted on 04/02/2014 9:37:43 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: Rebelbase

the mythical, despicable chupacabra and the lady with the scariest hair, both first in the state of Tejas.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 9:38:00 PM PDT by Gasshog (DemoKKKrats: Leaders of the Free Sh!t World)
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To: Rebelbase

The way it sits on its hind legs, and the look of its front paws are similar to a kangaroo. Even the tail is long like a kangaroo’s.


22 posted on 04/02/2014 9:38:27 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: MNDude

Not sure why people can’t identify a raccoon.

http://www.veronews.com/news/indian_river_county/spotlight/humane-society-rescues-rare-hairless-raccoon-from-busy-area/article_1ae776aa-1229-11e1-9cc5-0019bb30f31a.html?mode=image

http://uglyoverload.blogspot.com/2011/11/ugdorable-mutant.html


23 posted on 04/02/2014 9:39:03 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: MNDude

Yep...canine’s do not eat out of *fingered* hands. The *scientist* in the vid says it’s a canine, but I disagree. That growl was really spooky sounding, too.


24 posted on 04/02/2014 9:39:41 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: ltc8k6

http://www.tcpalm.com/photos/galleries/2011/nov/18/hairless-raccoon-found-vero-beach/84296/#section_header


25 posted on 04/02/2014 9:40:20 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: RightGeek

OMG I just wet myself!


26 posted on 04/02/2014 9:40:58 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: Jane Long

It’s very obviously a raccoon, though.


27 posted on 04/02/2014 9:41:05 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: gleeaikin
"I was surprised how small the animal was."

Me too. The lady said she discovered it sitting up on a wooden perch in the tree eating corn from a feeder. I wonder how it got up there. Jumped or climbed?

28 posted on 04/02/2014 9:41:32 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Rebelbase

Looks like a Wallaby I saw years ago in Perth, Austrailia.
Sort of a mini-me Kangaroo.


29 posted on 04/02/2014 9:41:35 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Rebelbase

It’s a raccoon with mange. Zillion google pics of them.


30 posted on 04/02/2014 9:42:39 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Rebelbase

There is a DeWitt County in Texas. But there is no Ratcliffe in DeWitt County — or anywhere else in Texas.


31 posted on 04/02/2014 9:43:10 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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"It isnt a chupathingie it is the domesticated pet of one of them reptoids that lives underground."

Morlocks?

32 posted on 04/02/2014 9:43:18 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Jane Long

You’d be growling too if you lost all your nice raccoon hair and turned 12 kinds of ugly.


33 posted on 04/02/2014 9:43:24 PM PDT by Gasshog (DemoKKKrats: Leaders of the Free Sh!t World)
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To: mass55th

Very strong jumping/crouching muscles. But it’s bite is small.. why do Mexicans fear it so? And it eats corn?

I need to see its mouth opened.


34 posted on 04/02/2014 9:43:26 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: RightGeek

35 posted on 04/02/2014 9:43:38 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Rebelbase

wolverine on a bad hair day?


36 posted on 04/02/2014 9:43:39 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Rebelbase

it looks like some kind of marsupial like a possum, crossed with racoon, crossed with a giant rat..whatever it is sure doesn’t look like any known species... it’s sure looks to fit for what people claim is the chupacabra...dam if this is true its like finding a real life Bigfoot


37 posted on 04/02/2014 9:44:44 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Rebelbase

This story will no doubt be discussed on Coast to Coast AM which starts in 15 minutes.


38 posted on 04/02/2014 9:45:01 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: mass55th

Thats no dog with mange.

Im thinking raccoon.

39 posted on 04/02/2014 9:45:17 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Rebelbase

“The animal in the cage as best I can tell from the view is some sort of a small canine,” Brent Ortego, Wildlife Diversity Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, said.

LOL, this “scientist” probably believes in globull warming too.

Canine? Has this idiot ever seen a dog? This critter has FINGERS! Hunched back and huge teeth. It looks just like the dead one that lady had stuffed and tested it’s DNA and found out it was a new species.

I have seen a dash cam video of one running down a road and it looked exactly like this one.

Raccoon? WHAT? It’s not a BIRD either!


40 posted on 04/02/2014 9:46:21 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Rebelbase

41 posted on 04/02/2014 9:46:32 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Rebelbase

This is from Art Bells FB Page:

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Get ready guys, Sept 201%!


42 posted on 04/02/2014 9:46:38 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Er, make that Sept 2015!


43 posted on 04/02/2014 9:47:17 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: mass55th; All

Did you see the paws clinging to the wires on the top of the cage in one photo. They seemed much longer than a dogs or a cats. The hair was really weird too. Any ideas anyone?


44 posted on 04/02/2014 9:47:57 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Rebelbase

Coyote with mange....


45 posted on 04/02/2014 9:49:49 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Rebelbase

hairless racoon


46 posted on 04/02/2014 9:50:00 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Rebelbase

It looks like a mangy (and very lost) wallaby. I’d name it Rocko.


47 posted on 04/02/2014 9:50:36 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: ltc8k6

You’re right. I was getting exited too.


48 posted on 04/02/2014 9:51:21 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: bigbob

Bald opossum with a high blood pressure and hemorrhoids?


49 posted on 04/02/2014 9:51:57 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase

Obama’s son. Really, if you look at photo #13, there is only two critters that it could be- a coon, or a possum (which I doubt) with mange. Canines don’t have paws like photo #13.


50 posted on 04/02/2014 9:52:14 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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