Chupacabra, Mysterious Animal, Allegedly SPOTTED In Texas
Chupacabras, literally “goat suckers,” are legendary creatures said to roam Mexico, Puerto Rico and parts of the United States.
Once called the “Bigfoot of Latino culture,” there have been many stories about these unidentified animals. Chupacabras are said to kill livestock and tear them to pieces; they are often portrayed as a cross between a dog and a wolf.
Apparent chupacabra sightings spread fear in South Florida in 1996 and Texas in 2008. The chupacabras are in the news again after two strange animals were killed in North Texas.
Animal Control Office Frank Hackett described the animal involved in the most recent sightings: “All I know is, it wasn’t normal. It was ugly, real ugly. I’m not going to tell no lie on that one.”
DNA testing is being done to determine the animal’s origin.
Chupacabras? Mysterious Animals Spotted in Texas
In the past week, two mysterious, coyote-like creatures have been spotted in a 10-mile stretch of north Texas, WFAA, the Dallas/Fort Worth ABC affiliate, reported. Some of the locals say the unidentified animals could chupacabras, the “goat-suckers” of local legend. (The name chupacabra means “goat sucker” in Spanish.)
David Hewitt, 25, a Hood County man who killed one of the animals, told WFAA he’s never seen anything like it.
“From a distance, he looked like a hairless chihuahua, only much bigger,” Hewitt said. “From all indications, it seemed to be a chupacabra.”