Stuffed Blue-Skinned Dog Possible Chupacabra
Well, so alleges a Texas nutritionist who had the only available carcass of the blue-skinned freak turned into a display piece. The unconvinced think it looks like nothing more than an odd-looking pooch with a case of mange.
Phylis Canion discovered the oddity back in 2007, dead on the side of the road overlooking her ranch. Before dying, the beast was making a meal out of Canion’s chickens. It dined on the poultry by tearing apart their necks and feasting on the blood. This is what convinced Canion that the animal might be the mythical Chupacabra. (Because no other carnivore enjoys the taste of blood apparently.)
Wildlife officials are not convinced since the animal seems to just be an unfortunate stray that succumbed to mange, a skin disease caused by mites. DNA tests show that the specimen is unique―a possible hybrid between a coyote and the highly-endangered Mexican wolf ― but is in no way the alien in question.
Of course, there could be some truth to the notion that the chupacabra was never an alien creature and just some misunderstood hybrid species like this mounted enigma.
But Canion argues that the blue-eyed beast has to more than just a coyote-wolf lovechild. Wolves and coyotes typically have four toes on each front paw and the females can have eight to 10 teats when rearing offspring. This animal has three toes per front paw and only has four teats.
Though this is the first one to be “captured,” it should be noted that other animals of this species have been seen roaming the Southern countryside. They’re hard to find because the theory goes that they live underground for the most part and can travel up to 35 miles per hour. And they only come out when they get a craving for blood.
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