Thursday, February 06, 2014

Texas 'Chupacabra' may have been purposely bred

A Houston man says paw prints along the Buffalo Bayou in the Memorial area are just one piece of evidence to prove he's spotted the mythical creature known as the Chupacabra. He says he also has the pictures to support his claim. Scott Black's neighbour, David McKee, snapped several photos of the animal last Sunday in the back yard of the Doliver Point gated community.

It was the third sighting of the animal in just the past 11 days. "It had big, long, pointy ears. Long tail, had no fur," said Black, "but on its skin you could see splotches of grey and splotches of raw skin." Black has seen the animal four times in all - each instance right outside his back door. After seeing the photos, a trapper from Ohio visited, then sent Black a cage to try and capture it.

Animal control expert Claude Griffin, has now been brought in to to assess the situation. Griffin said while many will pass off the animal as a coyote, the physical characteristics appear to be a possible combination of several canine species - from a coyote, to a domesticated breed, to a dingo.

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Griffin said he's seen it before in the Houston area, which has a higher number of exotic pet owners than many people realize. "People are actually inbreeding the animals and letting them go, and actually going out there and claiming that they're catching them," said Griffin. "So they are practicing the perfection of inbreeding."


Anonymous said...

that is a dog or coyote with severe mange, poor thing.

Cheryl said...

Exactly. But this is Texas, what do you expect? :0

Miss Cellania said...

We pretty much consider the definition of a chupacabra as "mangy coyote" these days.