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Two supposed "Chupacabras" Killed in Texas.

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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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Two supposed "Chupacabras" Killed in Texas.


www.nbcdfw.com

Is the legendary "goat sucker" stalking Hood County?
Two strange, coyote-like creatures have been killed with in 10 miles of each other, and locals say the animals could be chupacabras.
Hood County Animal Control Officer Frank Hackett killed the first creature last week. He found it in an old barn. When it growled at him, he put the animal down.
"It was ugly, real ugly, I'm not going to tell no lie on that one," he said.
A few days later, a rancher killed a similar creature.
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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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I haven't posted on here much but I thought this was interesting. Probably won't turn out to be anything, but you never know. The DNA tester isn't expecting it to be anything unusual apparently, but maybe he'll be surprised. I guess all we can do is wait until the results are back. I know there have been stories like this in the past, and I'm sure there will be plenty more in the future. I think it's important to post rather it's real or not because we need to keep going after the mysteries in this world, even if it's something as simple as an unknown animal.

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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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Why is it that whenever someone kills, or finds a dead mange-stricken coyote somebody jumps on it as a possible Chupacabra?

Mangy coyotes have been around for years and yet there are people that get their hopes up each time. I guess it's the nature of cryptozoology and similar communities, but is it really that slow a news day in Hood County?



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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Considering all the DNA-altering agents currently in the US environment....I wouldn't be surprised if it's just a mutated cyote. Or a mix-bred thing. Or an inbred thing. But a Chupacabra? That's a little hasty. But who knows.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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It's Texas so I'm sure some asshat just wanted an excuse to kill and skin a couple dogs and say "Chupacabra!"



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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eNumbra has likely got it right. Didn't we have one of these things a few months back, complete with pictures? Farmer killed it with poison after it went after his chickens, I think. Guy was going to stuff it. They had its DNA tested and sure enough: Coyote with mange.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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Wow talk about catering to a stereotype
Ranchers deal with coyotes on a fairly regular basis, so a rancher comes across a strange canine that is acting aggressive and shoots it. Mind you a coyote is not a critter you want around. I live in NY and we have had a lot of attacks on kids and pets. Now in Texas we are seeing a lot of these "mange" afflicted canines, if this is something spreading through coyotes why so many in recent years? There is more going on the meets the eye.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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When did the Chupacabra become a mangy coyote? Until a few years ago I had only heard the term applied to the bipedal creature that had some features similar to a Grey, then Monster Quest did their show on it and now it seems like all Chupacabra stories only pertain to a coyote or wild dog with mange.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:10 PM
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My question to you who believe it is all mangy coyotes is this, how do these things stay alive long enough to be completely hairless? I used to live in Texas when I was in junior high and we had 3 dogs...one of them got mange, and the next thing you know all 3 had it. My parents refused to take them to the vet because they didn't have the money and none of them lived longer than 2 weeks before they died; they all had large patches of hair all over their body at that point still.

Maybe my experience with mange was unique, but as far as I'm aware if mange goes untreated then the animal will die at some point. Though, there are different types of mange and having not taken my dogs to the vet I have no clue which type they had...just something to ponder though.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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I live about 6 miles from any town. About 5 years ago a pack of dogs ran something through my yard and into the pasture. I ran into the house to get a camera and then decided to grab a pistol instead. In hindsight I wish I would have grabbed a camera. The thing that the dogs were chasing was scared and very odd looking. It ran butt low like a Hyena but was about the size of a Coyote. It was almost hairless. I got within about 75 yards of it but there was no way to take a shot and risk hitting one of the dogs. I felt kind of sorry for it. As I walked closer it took off running and went into my barn. I eased up to the barn and about the time I started to go in it came out
I don't know which of us was the most scared but I was the only one cussing
I never got a shot at it and the last time I saw it the thing was running toward some bottom land with dogs in hot pursuit.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by hangedman13
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Wow talk about catering to a stereotype


Here to serve!


Ranchers deal with coyotes on a fairly regular basis, so a rancher comes across a strange canine that is acting aggressive and shoots it. Mind you a coyote is not a critter you want around. I live in NY and we have had a lot of attacks on kids and pets.


They are around here too and haven't bothered anyone but irresponsible people. One killed an old ladie's chiuaua. Of course, her not watching her pet somehow justifies going around killing them with silenced weapons.

There was similar incident with a fox and a cat just down the street from me. I heard it all go down. Of course, the cat was just being left out instead of properly kept inside at night.

No matter what, I don't think sensationalizing it with ignorance is appropriate (chupacabra). Chupacaca, hombre!


Now in Texas we are seeing a lot of these "mange" afflicted canines, if this is something spreading through coyotes why so many in recent years? There is more going on the meets the eye.


Yes, interesting indeed. Does it turn them into goat suckers?



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:49 PM
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Like I said recently in a Chupacabra thread in the "Mythical Beasts" forum, it annoys me how this creatures are being called Chupacabras, when really they dont compare to what a Chupacabra is really supposed to be



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:48 PM
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It's Texas so I'm sure some asshat just wanted an excuse to kill and skin a couple dogs and say "Chupacabra!"


I've never understood the need to stereotype people based on what state or country they come from. Just doesn't make sense and stirs up trouble. Like geo-specific trolling. Or geo-racism, yeah-that's it!

Anyway, my buddy shot one of those critters on a ranch south of San Antonio (because rancher had a standing request to shoot coyotes). They are nothing more than coyotes with sarcoptic mange (caused by mites).
I was there after he shot; they look gruesome, because people aren't used to seeing hairless coyotes. The jaws and teeth are enormous. They might be a little weak from the mange so frequenting chicken coops and small livestock like goats would not be unusual, even at their own peril.

I agree with other posters that there is something else out there, leaves one hole in the neck, and only drains the blood. Sometimes killing 15-30 goats or chickens near those sleeping in the farmhouse. Not coyotes, but what I have no idea. Maybe the real chupacabras.



[edit on 14-7-2010 by 1SawSomeThings]



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:53 PM
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Looks like a bald Coyote - some type of skin disease most likely.

Interesting find though, and that was a mercy killing.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by 1SawSomeThings
reply to post by EnlightenUp
 




It's Texas so I'm sure some asshat just wanted an excuse to kill and skin a couple dogs and say "Chupacabra!"


I've never understood the need to stereotype people based on what state or country they come from. Just doesn't make sense and stirs up trouble. Like geo-specific trolling. Or geo-racism, yeah-that's it!


Think nothing of it. It's sort of fun sometimes. I went on a trip recently to rather "remote" area of the state here, and there was all sorts of things to stereotype and make fun of along the way. Some of it was actually pretty stereotypical too. It made for an entertaining road trip, lots of laughs.

I called the old lady riding her lawn tractor that we passed "Gramma Moses" because the "Mowzis lawn all the time." Well, it was funny after driving several hours anyway.


Anyway, my buddy shot one of those critters on a ranch south of San Antonio (because rancher had a standing request to shoot coyotes).


Unless they're hopelessly diseased, I don't think I would care about such requests. Perhaps advanced mange is a good reason, and they're probably suffering badly enough.



posted on Sep, 27 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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My neighbor said that her mother called her yesterday to tell her that she had seen something she had never seen in all of her seventy some years in her backyard yesterday morning. Her mother lives near Hattiesburg, MS. From her mother's description is sounded identical to the so called "chupacrabra". It frightened her terribly, but ran away quickly. Has anyone heard of these types of creatures being seen in Mississippi before? With so many sightings across the country I don't understand why science still considers them myth?



posted on Sep, 27 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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Does anyone here know when canid type critters like tis began being lumped in with chupacabras? My understanding was always that the chupie was a short bidepdal like critter with large eyes and fangs not a skinny dog with mange. Weird.



posted on Sep, 27 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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everytime i see something like this i'm going to think about this:

mysteriousuniverse.org...



posted on Sep, 28 2010 @ 02:28 AM
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i thought it was supposedly already solved el chubacabra is a mexican hairless coyote a very rare animal.



posted on Sep, 28 2010 @ 02:31 AM
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yes, what if a chubie is not a separate animal?

what if it's "changed" by something?



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