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#1 Nemorach

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:15 PM

DeWitt Sheriffs Think They've Seen The Chupacabra

POSTED: 9:00 pm CDT August 11, 2008
UPDATED: 11:39 pm CDT August 11, 2008

http://www.ksat.com/news/17164217/detail.html

DeWITT COUNTY, Texas -- The legend of the chupacabra gained new life over the weekend as two DeWitt County sheriff's deputies spotted what they said they believe is the mythical creature.

Friday, Cpl. Brandon Riedel was training a new deputy when he said they saw the animal running down a dirt path along fence lines.

"You need to record something like this because it's not everyday you find something that looks like this running around out in the middle of the county," he said.


The short-legged, hairless animal has a long snout that looks like a coyote, but Riedel said he isn't convinced.

"You know, it's just kind of one of those things to hear about and talk about, but to actually see something on video that may actually be a live one, that's pretty amazing," DeWitt County Sheriff Jode Zavesky said.

Friday's sighting isn't the first time a local believes they've seen the mythical animal. A rancher in 2007 found a dead animal that was thought to be a chupacabra, but one resident said whether or not it's true, it can only benefit the community.

"It's like every good urban legend," Erik McCowan said. "Maybe it's better to just think it is the chupacabra and just leave it at that."

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:30 PM

Is the video on there? couldn't find it..I wanna see it...Okay, I think I found it. Is it the video of them chasing a DOG down the road?? Now seeing as how I am married to a deputy sheriff, I would like to think that the majority of them are intelligent.....but in this case......I can't support them lol.
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:32 PM

A better headline would have beeN:

"SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES TERRORIZE MANGY COYOTE"

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE(caniswalensis @ Aug 12 2008, 03:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A better headline would have beeN:

"SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES TERRORIZE MANGY COYOTE"

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:22 PM

It looks like just a poor coyote + dog or fox hybrid with mange. The poor thing.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:37 PM

Fear the Chupacabra![/size]



Seriously, about 5 years ago, there were tons of Chupacabra sightings around the San Antonio area. I believe that the majority of Chupacabra sightings are logistically coyote/fox/dog(s). In fact,  the Xoloitzcuintle is a popular breed of dog in the Hispanic communities of Southern Texas and have many times been identified as el chupa sightings

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:29 PM

If they really thought it was something, why'nt they shoot it to bring in the specimen?  Were they afraid of getting in trouble for harming an endangered species?

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:55 AM

I watched this video this morning on Yahoo.  I was waiting for the "creature" to appear, but I finally realized that the dog was the "creature".  Goofy!
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:45 PM

poor puppy!  What a bunch of media hounds those cops are - how could they think it was anything other than a dog type species?

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:24 PM

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Chupacabra Or Not?

POSTED: 8:51 pm CDT August 13, 2008
UPDATED: 9:10 pm CDT August 13, 2008

SAN ANTONIO -- There have been numerous answers from across the world, but one San Antonio man believes he has the correct one in the mystery of the Cuero "chupacabra."

Sam Rodgers said he grew up in Mexico and has spent much of his life working there, which is why he's confident in proclaiming the animal as an old Aztec dog known as an itzcuintli.

"There's no goat-sucking-nothing there," he said. "I think the public's been soaked on that one."

According to Aztec legend, the itzcuintli was sent by the gods to accompany the souls of the dead to their eternal resting place. The dog is widespread in Mexico, Rodgers said, and rarely seen in this area of Texas.

Last week, two DeWitt County sheriff's deputies on patrol captured images of an animal running along a dirt road. Cpl. Brandon Riedel said he believed the animal was the fabled chupacabra, a mythical creature believed to be from Puerto Rico with supposed appearances throughout Mexico, Texas and the southwestern United States.

In 2007, a Cuero woman found what she believed to be a dead chupacabra, but later tests at Texas State University-San Marcos showed the animal to be of the canine family.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE(Nemorach @ Aug 13 2008, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
According to Aztec legend, the itzcuintli was sent by the gods to accompany the souls of the dead to their eternal resting place.


AHA!  This dog could have been there to escort a goat to the other side.  Proof that a Chupacabra was in the vicinity!

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:55 PM

Wow, that is one MANGY coyote...

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 08:28 PM

video....you have to do a short hunt for it.

http://www.ksat.com/video/index.html

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:21 PM

Is chupacabra endagered or protected anywhere?  Maybe that's why they couldn't shoot it.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 12:38 PM

Here is a link to a photo of a Itzcuintli .

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:08 PM

Oh my goodness Nemorach! That is one adorable sea monster!

I found a video of a cousin of this certain chucupbra here

I'm going to have to agree with everyone else and say its just a mangy coyote sad.gif

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE(ScotiaSprits @ Aug 29 2008, 11:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh my goodness Nemorach! That is one adorable sea monster!

I found a video of a cousin of this certain chucupbra here

I'm going to have to agree with everyone else and say its just a mangy coyote sad.gif


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