Skip to comments.Mystery Animal Photographed in Oklahoma Reminds of Legendary Creature Chupacabra
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.
Helen Thomas, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman-Putz? Or a combination of all three!
Isn’t inbreeding neat?
Definitely mange, possible injury to the coyote’s jaw as well.
I thought the Chupacabre was supposed to fly and be batlike?
It looks like a regular mangy coyote. Don’t know why people always want these sad creatures to be something else.
Coyote with mange.
We have a slew of domestic dogs dumped off in our rural areas...It's cruel and wrong.
Quick...Call Kook to Kook AM. They will talk about it all night.
Canid with mange.
A coyote has a much narrower muzzle than that. The ears are right though.
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.
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. ;)
I went to that school, too. One word- got the job done.
It’s a Sequestafarian, looks starved.
There ya go. It’s what will happen to all our dogs if sequestration is allowed to happen.
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