Now, this creature is the stuff about which mythology is replete. It is of the same ilk as the Bigfoot and Yeti and is said to pounce on goats and drink their blood.
The husband and wife that caught the creature say it looks like a baby chupacabra. The animal was found eating corn in their back yard in Texas. Somehow the husband managed to corner it into a cage.
"And he saw this strange animal up sitting up here eating corn. He called me to come and look and I said, "Bubba, that looks like a baby chupacabra,'" said Jackie Stock
It has scant hair, many fangs and a fierce growl. The creature is definitely not a raccoon or a possum. So the only possible explanation would be that it is a chupacabra.
The biologists disagree though. They say that by the looks of it, the animal appears to be a dog, fox or coyote. As for the reason behind its hairlessness, they say that it might have the mange.
“The animal in the cage as best I can tell from the view is some sort of a small canine,” Brent Ortego, Wildlife Diversity Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, said.
Many species swarm in the backwoods of Texas, so this rare canine form may not be such an anomaly after all.
“It's never been proven to be a unique species. It was always something out there that allegedly was said to cause harm to people or livestock,” Ortego said.
But the husband and wife pair says that it was not mange that was afflicting this animal. They say that they knew mange when they saw it and this was definitely not some pooch skin disease. Then they also affirm the fact that the strange cry of the critter was very different from that of a raccoon.
"We were just trying to figure out what it is because we've never seen anything like that on our place before," Stock said.
The couple has kept the animal in a cage and is feeding it corn and cat food daily. They continue to make the claim that what they have managed to capture alive is a baby chupacabra…the legendary animal that was fearsome for its predatory ways.