Mangy animal mistaken for chupacabra in Texas AGAIN.

This is now ingrained in pop culture. Chupa = any hairless animal that freaks you out.

Chupacabra in Frisco?.

We saw this creature in the field and snapped some shots. Thought it could be a coyote, but when showed folks at work they said it was a chupacabra…this field was right next to Christie Elementary school.


People are still calling these Chupacabras. Thanks internetz!

Chupacabra or a mangy coyote?

Chupacabra now means any weird looking hairless animal. This is a canid with mange. Quit calling them chupacabras. They look like this:

El Chupa. Stalking your goat.

and they aren’t real.

  8 comments for “Mangy animal mistaken for chupacabra in Texas AGAIN.

  1. Massachusetts
    July 3, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    I know! It drives me crazy that this has stuck as the meaning of “Chupacabra” in the minds of so many.

  2. July 4, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Paging Ben Radford!

  3. Paul Hunter
    July 4, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Its head doesn’t look like a coyote, perhaps it’s a mixed breed dog?

  4. Massachusetts
    July 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    It’s funny, back in the 90s when I first learned of the more monkey-like original version of the chupacabra, I would playfully annoy my Puerto Rican friend who first told me about the critter by calling it the “poochiecabra.” Now everyone is literally seeing “poochiecabras” rather than chupacabras. Interesting.

  5. Massachusetts
    July 4, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    I think that coyotes, coy-dogs, dogs and probably foxes are all possible mange victims and therefore can appear this way and trigger chupacabra alerts.

  6. July 5, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Well, if nothing else, we’re seeing that mange is relatively common among coyotes.

  7. July 6, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Surprised they haven’t confused Mexican hairless for Chupacabras. LOL.

  8. July 7, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    There recently was a “cryptid” sighting reported in China which turned out to be a Chinese crested dog – be patient, it’ll happen.

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