Has a Chupacabra been Found?

For years, the mythical creature has eluded scientists, leaving little to no trace of its existence. A woman in Cuero, Texas named Phylis Canion claims she discovered one outside of her ranch. Actually, her and some of her neighbors found three 40 pound bodies in July, keeping it hidden until now. The animal is described as having big ears, large fanged teeth and grayish-blue, mostly hairless skin. Could this strange animal be a chupacabra?

Canion thinks so. She based her opinion on her twenty-six dead chickens who was drained of blood. Her animals weren't the only ones to fall prey to this alleged mythical creature.

Veterinarian Travis Schaar of the Main Street Animal Hospital in nearby Victoria believes what she calls a chupacabra is probably a strange breed of dog, a canine with a thirst for blood. He doesn't deny the possibility of it being a chupacabra, but states that it could just be a mutated litter of dogs.

Canion saved the head of the dead animal and plans on getting to the bottom of its ancestry through DNA testing. Its final resting place will be on her wall along with the heads of other exotic animals she collected during the four years she lived in Africa. In the meantime, you can purchase a t-shirt that reads "2007, The Summer of the Chupacabra, Cuero, Texas," accompanied by a caricature of the creature for $5.

More information: http://www.fvza.org/prchupacabra.html

Source: Associated Press via AOL News


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