A compilation of alleged chupacabra sightings:
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS, USA – A freakish animal corpse found in Texas has been identified as a coyote by researchers at Texas State University.
The biologists ruled out the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra saying it’s just a plain, old coyote. “The DNA sequence is a virtually identical match to DNA from the coyote,” biologist Mike Forstner said in a statement. “This is probably the answer a lot of folks thought might be the outcome. I, myself, really thought it was a domestic dog, but the Cuero Chupacabra is a.”
Given Texas isn’t exactly the science state, a second opinion may be in order. The corpse (image removed) looked just like a Mexican Hairless. A dead Mexican Hairless, but still a Mexican Hairless. A virtual match isn’t an exact match. And “almost” doesn’t really seem to cut it for DNA. A human being and a great ape are genetically similiar. So, maybe an actual geneticist will be put on the case. The poor, deceased beast looked nothing like a coyote. (Coyote snouts taper more. Mexican Hairless snouts are thicker. I’m just saying.)
South Texas residents, Phylis Canion and some of her neighbors discovered the 40-pound bodies of three of the animals in July near her ranch in Cuero. Canion said she saved the head of the animal she found so she could find out its ancestry through DNA testing and then mount it. Additional skin samples have been taken to try to determine the cause of the “coyote’s” hair loss.
Chupacabra is Spanish for “goatsucker.” The creature of legend is believe to have originated with Mexico and Puerto Rico.