Has a Mythical Chupacabra Made Its Way From Mexico to Oklahoma?

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Move aside, Bigfoot - America has a new mythical creature to obsess over. According to the Daily Mail U.K., locals in a southern Oklahoma town think a Chupacabra has made its way from Mexico into their backyard.

The strange looking creature has been spotted feasting on a deer carcass and other animals around the area. From the images captured of the animal, it looks vaguely like the rumored Chupacabra, a mythical wolf-like creature with scaly skin, a forked tongue and a taste for live stock.

But Oklahoma biologists are not believers. After looking at the photos, the experts are sure that the beast in question is just an unfortunate coyote with a bad case of mange.

Resident Craig Martin, the man who took photos of the animal, thinks differently. Originally, he was unsure what the creature was, but got the idea it could be Chupacabra from other sightings listed online. And now he is certain that the animal is unnatural.

"That's immediately what we thought and it looks exactly the same," Martin shared with KFOR. "There's not much difference at all."

Biologists continue to stick by their claim that it is a coyote with mange. Mange is a skin disease caused by mites, which can lead to an animal to losing all of its hair.

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Ken Ross

Again, why not start out the story by saying the Chupacabra is indeed a mythical beast existing only in the feeblest of minds that include the Yeti, Sasquatch, Abonimable, and of course Unicorn believers and leave the story as it should end. Move along.

February 21 2013 at 8:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Looks a lot like Nancy Pelosi in the morning.

February 21 2013 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Angelique Wareham-P

I worked for Veterinarians for many years, and that included way back in the seventies when the ASPCA in NYC had a hospital and clinic that would see any animal, for free if needed. I saw hundreds of dogs with mange, which can indeed be caused by a mite, but also set off by stress. I have seen cases worse than this unfortunate coyote, which is exactly what it looks like. Mange as it progresses is indeed scaly looking. And it has a musty, rather unpleasant smell.

February 21 2013 at 2:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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