Texas chupacabra or a fox with mange? A family in Texas claims to have captured a live baby chupacabra and says that it’s a peaceful creature feeding on corn and cat food, the New York Daily News reported on April 2.
The so-called Texas chupacabra was captured by Arlen Parma on his property in rural Ratcliffe, Texas, last Sunday and is now being kept in a cage until he says authorities can confirm that he indeed has a live chupacabra on his hands.
But wildlife officials said it’s more likely that it’s not a Texas chupacabra but simply a dog, fox or coyote with mange. Brent Ortego, a wildlife diversity biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, said the hairless creature probably is not a Texas chupacabra.
The chupacabra has taken on legendary proportions in recent years. Many people have claimed to have discovered a dead chupacabra but until now, none have been captured alive.
Chupacabra is a Spanish term that means “goat sucker,” the Inquisitr noted. The name chupacabra comes from the creature’s reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats.
No one has proved that the chupacabra actually exists, including the now-caged Texas chupacabra.
According to the Huffington Post, Jackie Stock says her husband, who goes by the nickname Bubba, found the creature eating corn in a tree Sunday night and managed to capture it. They said that the animal is hairless and boasts large claws, countless teeth and a ferocious growl, leading them to believe it is none other than a baby Texas chupacabra.
Wildlife officials scoff at the chupacabra legend, saying that the hairless creatures are probably simply members of the canine family that have developed mange, leading them to seek out easy prey like domestic livestock.
Watch the Texas chupacabra video and judge for yourself.