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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
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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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