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    "Chupacabra" Found In Texas?

    Did mythical, bloodsucking beast really turn up in Texas town?



    Chupacabra?
    Phylis Canion holds the head of what she is calling a Chupacabra at her home in Cuero, Texas, last Friday. She found the strange looking animal dead outside her ranch and thinks it is responsible for killing many of her chickens. (AP/ Eric Gay / August 31, 2007)


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    CUERO, Texas - Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She's been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it.

    But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra.

    "It is one ugly creature," Canion said, holding the head of the mammal, which has big ears, large fanged teeth and grayish-blue, mostly hairless skin.

    Canion and some of her neighbors discovered the 40-pound bodies of three of the animals over four days in July outside her ranch in Cuero, 80 miles southeast of San Antonio. Canion said she saved the head of the one she found so she can get to get to the bottom of its ancestry through DNA testing and then mount it for posterity.

    She suspects, as have many rural denizens over the years, that a chupacabra may have killed as many as 26 of her chickens in the past couple of years.

    I've seen a lot of nasty stuff. I've never seen anything like this," she said.

    What tipped Canion to the possibility that this was no ugly coyote, but perhaps the vampire-like beast, is that the chickens weren't eaten or carried off - all the blood was drained from them, she said.

    Chupacabra means "goat sucker" in Spanish, and it is said to have originated in Latin America, specifically Puerto Rico and Mexico.

    Canion thinks recent heavy rains ran them right out of their dens.

    "I think it could have wolf in it," Canion said. "It has to be a cross between two or three different things."

    She said the finding has captured the imagination of locals, just like purported sightings of Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster have elsewhere.

    But what folks are calling a chupacabra is probably just a strange breed of dog, said veterinarian Travis Schaar of the Main Street Animal Hospital in nearby Victoria.

    "I'm not going to tell you that's not a chupacabra. I just think in my opinion a chupacabra is a dog," said Schaar, who has seen Canion's find.

    The "chupacabras" could have all been part of a mutated litter of dogs, or they may be a new kind of mutt, he said.

    As for the bloodsucking, Schaar said that this particular canine may simply have a preference for blood, letting its prey bleed out and licking it up.

    Chupacabra or not, the discovery has spawned a local and international craze. Canion has started selling T-shirts that read: "2007, The Summer of the Chupacabra, Cuero, Texas," accompanied by a caricature of the creature. The $5 shirts have gone all over the world, including Japan, Australia and Brunei. Schaar also said he has one.

    "If everyone has a fun time with it, we'll keep doing it," she said. "It's good for Cuero."

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    Unfortunatly the legend will have have to stay a urban legend.

    What you are looking at is a Grey Fox with Mange. It's common down south for these animals to get this Mange from what I understand.
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    The possibility of mutated, bloodsucking dogs in Texas?

    Sounds like DIF's gonna have to get on "The Red Phone" to track 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcticwolf64 View Post
    Unfortunatly the legend will have have to stay a urban legend.

    What you are looking at is a Grey Fox with Mange. It's common down south for these animals to get this Mange from what I understand.
    thats not a fox....look at the shape of the head.
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    looks like a real ugly pitbull.
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    Yeah, like an escapee from the Vick compound!

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    Could be a title for Van Halen tour 2007.

    "Chupacabra".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisca View Post
    thats not a fox....look at the shape of the head.
    I agree it does not look like a fox, but the head is distorted because it has been frozen in this ladies fridge for a couple of weeks now. They also did the DNA and tissue samples on it which is where they determined the gray fox. I guess with Mange the animals lose all their hair, the skin turns some weird blue gray color and the overall appearence of the animal is quite different from what we would normally expect.
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    Somewhere a little boy misses his pet.

    Hey lady whatcha do to fluffy?

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    That lady is nuts to keep that thing around.

    Doesn't she know that whenever you have something like that in the freezer, the power will always go out, it will thaw, and it will kill you in your sleep.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MEANBEE View Post
    Somewhere a little boy misses his pet.

    Hey lady whatcha do to fluffy?
    That cracked my ass up.
    sheepa latta peepah dabba looka foh a moopy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    That lady is nuts to keep that thing around.

    Doesn't she know that whenever you have something like that in the freezer, the power will always go out, it will thaw, and it will kill you in your sleep.

    Ya, no kidding!!! Makes me wonder if she has Ted Williams head in there as well.

    Evidently they are going to have it stuffed and mounted and placed with the rest of the dead animals they have on thier walls. Crazy!!!!!
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