It’s simple enough to check the DNA. Most of the photos that I see are pretty clearly dogs or coyotes with severe mange or some other condition. If I can find it, I’ll be happy to post a picture I took in our clinic of a poor puppy suffering from the same condition, with the same look.
I sure don’t. No doubt there are animals out there that we’ve never discovered, or know very little about, but the chupacabra fits the same design as legendary creatures such as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster. If you want to step outside the known creatures, this thing is exactly like the African Bota, which is a small demon wearing a wooden mask and drinking the blood of villagers or cattle during the night.
The descriptions always vary, as well as the behaviors. Thing about this is, when a new species of animals is discovered, does it go through this kind of scheme? Sightings, people claiming to capture it and whatnot? No, it doesn’t. New found animals don’t make the news or headlines or live on through status legend, and if you’re not interested in new wildlife, chances are you won’t even know what new animals are being discovered.
There is some kind of psychological treatment that seems to go with such legendary creatures which heavily draws it apart from everything else. Humans playing pretend.
I would say that is actually a raccoon with mange. If it were a dog or coyote it wouldn’t have that kind of dexterity in it’s front paws. How the biologist in the video isn’t aware of this is a bit beyond me.
btw the people in that video, especially the woman look batshit crazy.
I love how every time a hairless animal shows up it’s automagically some mythical creature. Maybe we should start shaving animals and taking pictures of how they look…..for science of course :P
The video was uncooperative, so I just now watched it.
I would be so embarrassed if I’d posted this under General!! What a bunch of nuts! Why would a blood sucking nocturnal animal be sitting in a tree eating corn during the day. Prof. says canine?? Idgit!
You can tell by the distinctive stance that they have a coon in that cage.