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Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Chupacabra Sighting

We had a chupacabra sighting at our house yesterday morning. We think it was a young one, probably sick, because it just lay around in our front garden area.

We got some pictures of it, and then went to the ultimate source of news - YouTube - to see if our discovery looked anything like the common chupacabra. Here is a picture of it:

Note how the eyes glow. Freaky.

I went out to check on it several times, and called the county animal control officer to see if someone could come and pick it up. I have written previously about our experiences with the Ellis County Animal Control Officer; read about it HERE. I told the Sheriff that I thought it was a mangy dog - what did I know? At some point it disappeared, because when we went to Costco in the early afternoon, it was gone.

I kept the little children inside; I figure small children might be substituted for goats in a pinch. We had a shotgun handy just in case....

On Sunday morning - early - the animal control officer showed up, and he told me to call again if it shows up again.

Here is a closeup of the creature; note how similar it is to the one in the video which follows:

The eyes still disturb me. Anyways, here is a video which shows a similar critter caught by some farmer in Texas:

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antonia said...

I have never heard of a chupacabra!

Natalie said...

Oh I hope it's not a poor dog that was in your garden. I feel horrible about animals that have no one to care for them, been abused, and/or can't care for themselves. I would much rather it be a chupacabra than a poor dog.

dadwithnoisykids said...

Natalie, after looking at the video of the chupacabra, I am sure that is what it was. Antonia, these are the kinds of things one finds in Northern Mexico.

MightyMom said...

not the sort of thing I'd want running around my house.

Just Plain Tired said...

I've never seen one myself, but know they've been in the news as of late, especially in Texas if I recall correctly.

Elizabeth L said...

Up in here in Wisconsin, I've never heard of a chupacabra! Strange!

dadwithnoisykids said...

Elizabeth, chupacabras tend to appear in Texas and Mexico. I first read of them in 1991 while visiting my grandparents in Florida. They had a book written by a neighbor which mentioned chupacabras. It seemed as if all the sightings happened at night, and were associated with the observer(s) drinking alcohol. In our case, it happened during the day and I was not drinking alcohol - nor were the children. 8D

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