Texas Teen Claims to Have Caught the Chupacabra

Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 03:24 PM

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A Texas teen claims he’s shot and killed the legendary Chupacabra, Fox News Latino reports.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is working to identify what the teen — Carter Pope of La Salle, Texas — believes is the Chupacabra.

Pope claims he shot the creature three times before it stopped moving. He told WOIA4 the creature had “no hair on it at all. Its back legs were shriveled up.”

The teen’s father was skeptical of his son’s story, but shocked by what he saw.

“I can believe it either way,” the senior Pope told KENS5. “I know it looks like nothing I have ever personally seen before.”

The legend of El Chupabacra — a name that literally means “Goat sucker”— first surfaced in Puerto Rico when dead, blood-drained goats began inexplicably showing up.

The frenzy died down by around 2000, but saw a brief revival in 2004 when something began attacking Texas livestock. One of these creatures was caught by a farmer, and DNA tests later revealed it to be a coyote with a severe case of mange.

Identification of Pope’s “chupacabra” awaits confirmation.


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