Chupacabra Killed Near Springfield!

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Chupacabra killed in southern Missouri?
Chupacabras don't really exist.

Yes they do, and they live in Missouri.

WHA?

Ozarks First (KOLR Channel 10) got the scoop on this one: For weeks, chickens were disappearing from the farm owned by Tim Stroll down in the Ozark hills near Springfield. But on November 5, he and his son spotted a weird animal and shot it.

Stroll and conservation agents suspect it was just a mangy coyote. But others are convinced it's a chupacabra -- a mythical beast that sucks the blood of livestock (in Spanish, "chupar" means "to suck," and "cabra" means "goat").

The family has held onto a few tissue samples of the goatsucker, which they're keeping in the freezer for inspection by the crew of Monster Quest, a show on the History Channel.

Of course, the local TV news crew beat them to the punch:

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hekter
hekter

Ok. I just saw one if these crossing the street by my house. I was with my mother in law and we both just stared at it and and said "what the hell is that

it was in no paticular hurry and scared the crap out of me. It looks like something from a horror movie.

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suemac311
suemac311

First time to see one!!!!

 

 

suemac311
suemac311

Just saw one of these tonight. Down by the Mississippi River tonight. Pretty cool!! 9-1-12

Croyal417
Croyal417

I hunt coyotes all the time, once you skin them out they look just like that, its just bad mange

Danieljoeoconnor
Danieljoeoconnor

that's dang shore nuf one o' them chupacabras.  look at how them lower canines protrude upwards.  he uses them to puncture the main arteries.  poor thing looks like it coulda used can of dog food instead of being shot.

Hotnub
Hotnub

Mange my friend adam got bit by a dog and got mange.

Angry_salmons
Angry_salmons

I've seen this same creature on another one of those monster docos, they did dna samples on a dead one and found it to be a coyote with a birth defect that's mutated a gene. Likely from the same area.

Cosa
Cosa

It looks like a coyote with Sarcoptic mange. I have recently observed two similarly afflicted, and appearing, coyotes on my property.

mjm
mjm

looks like a coyote.

Joshua
Joshua

It must have taken incredible courage to shoot a female wild dog/coyote mix who stood perfectly still, was starving, and probably sick and hoping that the two "men" would perhaps help me, because she was pregnant. Great job, guys. If you don't know what it is, then KILL it, rather than secure your chicken wire so that nothing can get in.

Mark Madnss
Mark Madnss

This is the Chupacbra and its amazing I have owned many dogs and this is totally different.  Another one was also caught by a teenager in Texas. A chupacbra is probably in the dog family but is totally different even more different than wolves and coyotes are from regular dogs!

Chubapacra
Chubapacra

Saw something similar in Montgomery County last year. Darker body- less hair on the head, and maybe a bit larger- hard to tell the actual size of the one I saw- it darted across the path and was gone.

TheDemoniacal
TheDemoniacal

MonsterQuest has been cancelled for some time now.

Ghdhtl
Ghdhtl

"...he and his son spotted a weird animal and shot it."  Way to go, boys!  See something you're not familiar with...KILL IT!

Blazey
Blazey

"this thing, whatever it is, needs to go"

HA

I thought I saw on some show that it's a hybrid between a coyote and wolf.  tlg.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Wow, someone killed a dog with mange..

Mike N.
Mike N.

That must have been what happened to all the Jackalopes!

yadi4life
yadi4life

That Chupacabra wasn't the first and won't be the last to suck goats down in Springfield.

Ranger Fucking Rick
Ranger Fucking Rick

Hey Joshua,

It wasn't "probably sick." It had mange. Do you know what that is?If you were suffering from an incurable parasitic infestation resulting in chronic delirium, slow starvation and dehydration--not to mention a mad compulsion to scratch your own skin off until you die from a slow, painful blood infection (usually takes 3-4 weeks)--I'd venture to guess you'd be pretty grateful for a bullet in your head.

Rick Shannon
Rick Shannon

There have been three supposed "chupacabras" killed in Texas. All three turned out to be coyotes badly infected with mange.

Mark Madnss
Mark Madnss

when you live in place like that with dangerous animals which kill your animals then yeah! go cry to peta

Mark Madnss
Mark Madnss

its a chupacabra and the hybrid was a claimed supposedly because a test from dna said it had similarities between coyote and wolf which is a really stupid since no one knows what the dna of a chupacbra is so chupacabra could easily be ancient hybrid of coyote and wolf.  and many animals have similar dna such as animals and humans but that doesnt mean they are the same.

Mark Madnss
Mark Madnss

I have owned many dogs and that my friend is no regular dog! it is probably related to dogs like wolves or coyotes are but it is not the same. I mean you do know that coyotes and wolves are dogs but yet they are a lot different so is the chupabacra! but unfortunately people will deny the truth no matter what.

Sketari
Sketari

Only seeing the picture, that is my first thought. Sadly, farmers couldn't even realize this. :/

Melissa Farrell
Melissa Farrell

hmmm..... it was killing his animals?? or his chickens that he was ONLY raising to kill himself!! Peta is a wonderful thing you should really bite your tounge

Rick Shannon
Rick Shannon

I am trying to determine is Mark Madness is a troll, an idiot, or an idiot troll...

Joshua
Joshua

Humans have the same DNA as monkeys (chimps) but, while related to the primate family, most of us do not hang from trees, eat bananas, and walk on all-fours.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

When a dog has that bad a case of mange, it makes it look almost alien.  Trust me its just a dog.  Ive seen this unfortunately many times and even with a picture it makes my skin crawl and I get that smell in my nose.  Truly horrible for the animal which is why they sometimes act very strangely.    Hate to tell you this but chupacabra is nothing more than an urban legend.

I eat bananas, you twat
I eat bananas, you twat

congrats joshua, your mom must have been so proud that you totally skipped the crawling portion of your development. infancy straight to walking upright, YOU are the real medical miracle here. 

we're all primates, and we act just like them. human exceptionalism will be the downfall of society as we know it. 

Colin
Colin

I think almost everyone I know eats bananas.  This is a terrible example.

Rick Shannon
Rick Shannon

The "chupacabras" killed in Texas all looked just like this - and were all identified by biologists as coyotes with severe mange. If this is not a dog, it is a coyote.

Nerdburger
Nerdburger

 Some member of the family Canidae at the very least.

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