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That is funny!! I grew up in Cuero and my parents still liver there. They called me and told me that chupacabra was found. Now a few more stories of a chupacabra in DeWitt county are popping up. See below...

Cuero creature continues to draw speculation
BY SONNY LONG - VICTORIA ADVOCATE CUERO - The hairless carcass of an unidentified creature discovered in DeWitt County prompted a flurry of telephone calls and e-mails from others who have had similar sightings or had farm animals attacked. Some speculate the animal is the mythical Chupacabra - a creature of Mexican lore that drains the blood of livestock. Others think it is a mange-ravaged coyote or dog. Phylis Canion found the body of the beast on her property and took a sample on Tuesday to the biology department at Texas State University for DNA testing. A television crew from San Antonio filmed her. "I can't tell you how many phone calls I have had from people since the story came out who have seen the same thing," Canion said. "A lot of them were near here, too." Interest in the mystery animal came from close to home and from as far away as New York. Roxy Steen, of Victoria, was driving in rural DeWitt County about 11:30 p.m. last Saturday when she saw eyes shining on the side of the road ahead of her. The animal was gray with short front legs and had small horns near the ears. "It didn't run away like most of animals do. It stood there and stared as I got closer," Steen said. It was knee-high and looked like a goat, monkey and cat all mixed together, she said. "I was scared. As soon as I got a signal on my cell phone, I called my mother. I was upset and crying." Other sightings were reported in the DeWitt County area off U.S. Highway 183, not far from Canion's property. "I killed an animal exactly like this two years ago in Gonzales while deer hunting," Jodie Koonce of Yoakum wrote in an e-mail. "The only hair was a very thin strip on the top of his head like a spike haircut. The skin was gray and wrinkled just like the one in your story. "It is truly an ugly creature that caused me many uneasy moments walking to my deer stand in the dark." Others told stories of farm animals attacked. Mario Martinez of Victoria said that two years ago something was attacking chickens at his parent's place in Fannin. Day after day, lifeless chickens were found. Not a feather was ruffled, but they were totally drained of blood. Israel Vasquez, who lives on Upper Mission Valley Road in Victoria County, tells a similar tale. "I bought a goat, and it didn't even make it through the night," he said. "The next morning there was a hole in his skull and his brain had been picked out. There was no blood left in his body. There wasn't a sign of a struggle or anything." Another e-mail came from New York, complete with a photograph of a possible match to the mystery animal. "I think what you have there is a South American maned wolf, possibly with mange. With the destruction of areas of their natural habitat, many animals from the region are moving farther north," wrote John Culligan of Hamden, N.Y. The South American maned wolf is also known as a red fox on stilts, according to the Web site wildones.org. But that theory was refuted by wildlife expert Jan Bussey , web editor for Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose. Dr. Robin Falkov, of New Mexico, thinks that rigor mortis, decay and a possible hypothyroid condition account for the gray creature's horrifying grimace. But one e-mail related a darker and more sinister theory. It is a Frankenstein-like science experiment gone wrong, speculates Thomas Metcalf of New Mexico. "This is not the first time a story like this has surfaced in Texas regarding this kind of freak of nature." Sonny Long is a reporter for the Advocate. Contact him at 361-275-6319 or [email protected], or comment on this story at www.VictoriaAdvocate.com.
 

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HOAhunter4life said:
Pretty strange. Could it be....What's next Big Foot?
That is to far south for Big Foot, he hangs around Lamar County where my lease is. I am just passing information found in the Paris newspaper. What is the saying, "don't believe everything you read". Might apply here.
 

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I was going to say that I saw a black panther chasing a chupacabra at our lease.....but after Mary videoed that bear at her stand, I think I will just shut up and doubt quietly. :)
 

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They Are Real

There have been a lot of photos of chupacabras. A few years ago, they shot one in Lufkin and I saw a whole series of photos of it. Shortly before that, one was shot in Elmendorf. Another was killed near Williamsport, PA.

All the sober-sounding sightings and photos agree on a few things: Long claws that grow out the top edge of the front of the toes, nose sticks out an inch or so past upper teeth, back legs longer than front legs. Large belly. Nearly hairless. Grayish coloration.

The guy in Elmendorf got a pic while it was still alive.

I live near Lubbock and there were sightings here many years ago, but none recently that I have heard of.

I used to be a total sceptic, but I started researching sightings, and there are just too many pictures, skeletons, and reports by sane, sober citizens for it to just be legend.

The werewolf creature of our ignorant superstitious neighbors to the south is pure ****, along with about 95% of all their legends and superstitions. If it didn't have a Spanish name, it probably would have been given more credence years ago.

When you I.D. a fish, for example, you count fin rays, compare placement of fins, markings, corner of the jaw, etc. The jackass biologist quoted in these latest articles just blew his mouth, it's obvious he did not examine the carcass to accurately identify it. Foxes are not pot-bellied, their back is level with the ground, their nose does not project an inch or more beyond their teeth.

I guess it's time for more research. What were the results of DNA tests on earlier chupacabra specimens? Anybody know?

Lance.
 

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I actually watched the results portion of the newscast last night. It was hilarious. They had the results delivered to the newscaster by college kids in white lab coats. Pure ratings genious!
 
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