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Chupacabra

Found in Texas

(Allegedly)

4/3/2014 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chupacabra Found in Texas
Leave it to Texas … a family claims they have captured a Chupacabra in their own backyard … forgetting momentarily the creature DOES NOT EXIST.

According to legend, a Chupacabra eats livestock and is known to drink their blood. Local news interviewed the family at their home in a small town in South Texas, and the husband told KABC, "I hunted coons for 20 years with dogs and I ain't never seen nothing looks like that right there."

A wildlife expert guessed the creature was probably some kind of canine suffering from mange, though the creature in the video can be seen eating with its hands ... leading a lot of people to think it's some kind of raccoon.

In a related story, the Tooth Fairy is now interning at TMZ for the summer. She came to the office today on a unicorn and drinks water from the Holy Grail.

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61.

craig    

Joan Rivers with a tan

201 days ago
62.

Charles Austin Miller    

Pardon, but it's NOT a canine and it's NOT a raccoon. This animal has 5 forward-pointing clawed toes — canines only have 4, and raccoons have thumbs, like a human hand. Carcasses of these animals have been found elsewhere in Texas and in Latin America, and the hides show no sign of mange; the loose, wrinkled gray skin appears to be perfectly natural for this animal — WHATEVER it is. At least one DNA extraction has been done on the carcass of one of these animals, and it came back with NO MATCH. It's an unknown species in North America. Based on its kangaroo/wallaby-like behavior, however, it appears to be some sort of omnivorous but predatory marsupial, perhaps very distantly related to certain Australian predators (such as the Tasmanian Tiger and Tasmanian Devil). For "expert" zoologists to dismiss this creature out-of-hand as a "mangy dog" is the height of scientific arrogance, given that these "experts" have never personally investigated this case or any other case. For an entertainment blogger to declare that these animals don't exist is merely typical of the ignorance of entertainment bloggers.

201 days ago
63.

Sadie    

That's a Xoloitzcuintli, AKA Mexican Hairless. I have one & she loves corn & makes weird non-doglike noises.

201 days ago
64.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

What do we need a Chupacabra for when we have Kim Kardashian, aka, ChupaKanye??

201 days ago
65.

Me    

Its a friggen Raccoon with Mange. It sits like a Raccoon, it uses its paws like a Raccoon, and it snarls like a Raccoon.

FAIL - ITS A RACCOON !!!

201 days ago
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wrx7182    

wtf is that, it clearly isn't a canine. Dogs, foxes and coyotes don't eat with their hands. Maybe a coon with mange? Although it doesn't look like a coon either does it?

201 days ago
67.

anonymous    

Google: raccoon with mange. It looks exactly the same. It's a raccoon.

201 days ago
68.

david prescott    

looks a LOT like a tasmanian devil with mange. the following link has a sound bite for a t-devil , sure sounds similar. maybe one got away from a zoo or private collection ?? a very quick dental exam would make species id possible , whatever it is. http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=387

201 days ago
69.

angelbrockin    

Looks like a raccoon with mange to me. And a BS story so some family could have their 15 minutes of fame

201 days ago
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david prescott    

check this link for a tasmanian devil : http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=387

very similar vocalization, teeth and general configuration. maybe one escaped from a zoo or private collection and picked up a bad case of mange?

201 days ago
71.

angelbrockin    

Or even a wallaby with mange. Jeez

201 days ago
72.

rlemons    

Whatever it is it's ugly

201 days ago
73.

Lucky_130    

I was not going to comment on this story but after a few drinks I want to say that the people who work at this website think they know everything because they went to Harvard, or Yale, and that means that makes them experts on everything, even though the majority of them spell as bad as me.
These people who work for this website DO NOT, and I repeat DO NOT NO EVERYTHING. In fact, the majority of the people at TMZ are idiots.
When it comes out that this thing could actually be the mythical creature know as the Chupacabra, you anything from TMZ on it because they will be to busy with there latest JB, or CB story.
In the end, the people who work for this website may not believe in ghosts, UFOS, and things like Jinns, angels, and Demons, but who the hell really cares about what the people who work for this website actually think.
BTW TMZ staffers, the Holy Grail is a bloodline, not a cup, but you guys arent smart enough to know that

201 days ago
74.

lowie    

It's a newyork city subway rat

201 days ago
75.

bitly3    

Weightloss breakthrough http://bitly3.273.clicksurecpa.com

201 days ago
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