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Mystery Animal Photographed in Oklahoma Reminds of Legendary Creature Chupacabra
KJRH ^ | 02/19/2013

Posted on 02/28/2013 4:32:26 PM PST by nickcarraway

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... mythical creature? One Oklahoma man believes that's exactly what he managed to photograph. Craig Martin recently captured three images of an animal he thinks could be a Chupacabra, a legendary species rumored to feed on the blood of goats. The pictures show the animal feasting on the carcass of a dead animal, and even captures the face of the animal. To Martin, it's a match for the elusive prowler.

"It looks exactly the same, there's not much difference at all," Martin told 2NEWS affiliate KFOR in Oklahoma City.

While the scavenger does resemble web images of the Chupacabra, not everyone is buying it.

"What we're dealing with here is just a coyote with a bad case of mange," a biologist told KFOR.

Martin said while maybe that's much easier to accept, he's not so sure that's the whole story.

"I'm not saying it's not part coyote but I think it could be a hybrid," he said. "I think it's probably mixed with another species of dog, but it's definitely not just a regular coyote. They can say what they want." Whatever it is, Oklahomans will be watching.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chupacabra; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; mange; mangycoyote; oklahoma; onesickpuppy; windcomessweeping

1 posted on 02/28/2013 4:32:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Looks like a starving dog to me.
2 posted on 02/28/2013 4:36:08 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: nickcarraway

Helen Thomas, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman-Putz? Or a combination of all three!

Isn’t inbreeding neat?


3 posted on 02/28/2013 4:38:43 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway

Definitely mange, possible injury to the coyote’s jaw as well.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 4:38:43 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: nickcarraway

?

I thought the Chupacabre was supposed to fly and be batlike?


5 posted on 02/28/2013 4:39:01 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

It looks like a regular mangy coyote. Don’t know why people always want these sad creatures to be something else.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 4:40:10 PM PST by Varda
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To: nickcarraway

Coyote with mange.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 4:41:10 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the POTEET THEATRE in OKC! See our murals before they are painted over!)
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To: nickcarraway
I live in N.E. Oklahoma....had a dog very like that cross in front of me on HWY 60...a few years ago.

We have a slew of domestic dogs dumped off in our rural areas...It's cruel and wrong.

9 posted on 02/28/2013 4:45:39 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: nickcarraway

Quick...Call Kook to Kook AM. They will talk about it all night.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 4:46:07 PM PST by AlexW
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To: nickcarraway

Canid with mange.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 4:48:52 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: nickcarraway

A coyote has a much narrower muzzle than that. The ears are right though.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 5:00:08 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: nickcarraway

Around 10 years ago someone shot an animal in a nearby river swamp.

The local TV station showed it and I will have to admit, I had no idea what it was.

The Florida game and fish dept. checked it out and said it was just an unusually large cur dog.

It really did not look like one to me tho.


13 posted on 02/28/2013 5:02:06 PM PST by yarddog (yu)
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To: JRandomFreeper
That's leadership, cut to fit the circumstances.
14 posted on 02/28/2013 5:02:41 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: nickcarraway
Here's a better picture of the beast feasting on a carcass.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 5:12:39 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Riley
My arse.

It was a slight hangover, and a grumpy former E-6 falling back into 'secrets they teach at Sergeant school' so I could get off the mountain. ;)

/johnny

16 posted on 02/28/2013 5:14:55 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I went to that school, too. One word- got the job done.

Well played.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 5:27:19 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: muir_redwoods

It’s a Sequestafarian, looks starved.


18 posted on 02/28/2013 5:42:03 PM PST by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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To: nickcarraway
I never saw a chupacabra in Oklahoma but I did see a chuckaroasta. Had to go to battle with the critter tough as he was. My teeth and knives against his bone and slimy gristle.
Finally we called it a draw, I bent my fork on the gravy and the chuckaroasta became a patch on a six ply truck tire.
19 posted on 02/28/2013 5:43:05 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: bigmak007

There ya go. It’s what will happen to all our dogs if sequestration is allowed to happen.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 6:01:12 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Upon closer inspection of the beast I have to declare she is not guilty. Thank you.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 6:47:33 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Osage Orange
I live in N.E. Oklahoma....had a dog very like that cross in front of me on HWY 60...a few years ago.

I had a similar encounter several years ago on Hwy 75 between Tulsa and Bartlesville.

23 posted on 02/28/2013 6:55:04 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: nickcarraway

Another Coyote with a bad case of mange.


24 posted on 02/28/2013 9:40:40 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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