El Chupacabra is a legendary creature described sometimes as a large scaled lizard with fangs, or a hairless dog with a long-snout, but in each description of the Chupacabra, the common factor-it sucks the blood of goats and removes the organs of its prey. All over the web people have claimed to have seen the creature. While a clear majority of the sightings are in South America and some have claimed to have seen the creature in North America.
Canines have attacked livestock for centuries, however, people report seeing a hairless dog. They assume it could be a Chupacabra. Now, coyotes, wolves, wild dogs, and foxes have been killed, or their dead bodies have been found. Most of the time these animals have a certain type of mange. I’ve seen dogs with mange before. We had a Scottish-hound dog mix and when she lost her hair. The vet treated her, but if you didn’t know what kind of dog she was. Someone could mistake her for a Chupacabra.
There’s a lot of mystery surrounding this creature. And mass hysteria of people who claim to have seen the goat-sucker. This has led people to mistake anything for the Chupacabra. There are numerous sightings of the animal.
Wikipedia, says “Mexican Hairless Dogs have been mistaken for the Chupacabra in Puerto Rico.” Another part of the article on Wikipedia states, in San Antonio, Texas a hairless dog-like creature was attacking livestock. The rancher killed the animal and a DNA sample was taken by the lab at the University of California. The study revealed it was a coyote with mange.
Some people might remember the video from a sheriff’s deputy from DeWitt Count, near Cuero, Texas that shows a dog-like animal with a long snout running away from the cruiser. A quick search on Youtube and you can see the same video. The internet is full of stories, videos, and pictures of this in-famous beast.
But, what if, the Chupacabra is something else? On a recent episode of Expedition Unknown on the Travel Channel- where the host, Joshua Gates was searching for the extinct Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger, which isn’t a cat, but a dog. A marsupial dog-like animal to be exact. This creature was hunted to extinction because it preyed upon the sheep in Australia. The last living Thylacine died in captivity in 1936.
Josh learned there have been recent sightings of the Tasmanian Tiger by locals. He met one man has a bunch of pictures and sees the Tasmanian Tiger very often. Another man took Josh to a different spot in Australia where it is believed the animal was reintroduced into the bush.
After the show aired, increasingly credible sightings have been documented.
From my point of view, the Tasmanian Tiger looks like what someone would describe as a Chupacabra. Perhaps, someone tried to bring the Tasmanian Tiger to South America many years ago, or it stowed-away on a ship from Australia.
Australia still has places that are unexplored by man and far too remote for people to live. So, the possibility of them being alive there are very high, but here in the states, who knows. A lot of animals have been migrating farther north following their prey. Coyotes have been seen in Tennessee and Alabama. Armadillos, Fire Ants, and Ant-eaters. So, why not Tasmania Tiger?
If it eats, Armadillos, or something else, then why not? Coyotes, eat Armadillos. Armadillos and Ant-eaters eat Fire Ants. Maybe, it’s a stretch, but who knows.
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