Chalk up another “mangy animal is a Chupacabra” story

Haven’t had one of these in a while. But every new one reinforces the meme that a very ill canid is somehow a legendary blood sucking beastie.

Mystery animal photographed in Oklahoma reminds of legendary creature Chupacabra.

One Oklahoma man believes that’s exactly what he managed to photograph. Craig Martin recently captured three images of an animal he thinks could be a Chupacabra, a legendary species rumored to feed on the blood of goats.

The pictures show the animal feasting on the carcass of a dead animal, and even captures the face of the animal.

While the scavenger does resemble web images of the Chupacabra, not everyone is buying it.

“What we’re dealing with here is just a coyote with a bad case of mange,” a biologist told KFOR.

Martin said while maybe that’s much easier to accept, he’s not so sure that’s the whole story.

Of course the most logical explanation is not satisfactory! It’s been WELL established that so called “chupacabras” have been just animals infected with mange. At some point, this form of chupa began to take over in popularity from the original alien-like chupa. You can read about it all in the book that every skeptic and mystery solver and person who is interested in pop culture should have, Tracking the Chupacabra by Ben Radford.

See my review here.

Photo credit: Craig Martin

Photo credit: Craig Martin

Smaller picture but faced towards the photographer. Photo credit: Craig Martin

Smaller picture but faced towards the photographer. Photo credit: Craig Martin

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