Is El Chupacabra Little More Than the Mutation of a Common Animal?
Chupacabra pictures of a chupacabra found in Texas back up last year’s chupacabras news. Do these photos really show a chupacabra or just an ugly dog? Is it another Bigfoot hoax? Is el chupacabra found for good? You might be surprised.
Chupacabra Found – A Brief History of Recent News
Cuero, Texas was ground zero for chupacabra pictures in 2007, when a lifelong hunter found an odd piece of roadkill that looked like a hairless dog with metallic blue skin and sizeable fangs. Deeming it to be a chupacabra, the alleged chupacabra pictures – posted on Fox News – pointed to a 40-pound creature.
Cuero – or Quero – once again made news with chupacabra pictures, when in 2008 a deputy recorded a creature looking like a chupacabra. The dashboard video – posted on CNN – showcases a creature that looks eerily like a mix of dog and coyote that could easily weigh in at more than 40 pounds.
Chupacabra Facts – or Fiction?
Call it chupucabra, chubacabra, or chupa, the recent avalanche of chupacabra pictures makes it hard to doubt that chupacabras are indeed around. The lore surrounding chupacabras suggests that these creatures suck the blood of their prey, usually livestock. Accounts of humans proclaiming a chupacabra found vary, and in some cases the cryptid animal is said to be the size of a bear, while in others it features dinosaur like spikes on its back, hinting toward a more reptilian origin.
Chupacabra Found – It’s a Coyote?
Texas State University reported in 2007 that the chupacabra found in Cuero was actually a coyote. Testing involved DNA sampling, which provided the most surefire way of putting to bed the rumors swirling around the chupacabra pictures.
It looks remarkably like the chupacabra pictures released over the last few years.
Analysis of the Chupacabra Pictures
At first glance, the number of chupacabra pictures coming out of Texas — and the initial identification of the 2007 specimen as a coyote — makes it highly likely that within the state a mutation of the common coyote has taken place. Perhaps illness, changes in the environment, or other influences causing an alteration of the DNA have caused a number of generations of animals to change to such an extent that their skin color is changed, and their ability to grow fur is compromised.
On the other hand, a chupacabra found in Stilwell, Oklahoma, puts this theory of localized mutation or evolution in question. A chupacabra picture posted by News on 6 shows an animal eerily similar to the chupacabra found in Texas.
Are chupacabras a new breed that is spreading across the United States – or was the chupacabra never more than a mutated coyote in the first place?
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