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Possible Chupacabra Sighting In Texoma

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Game cameras caught a picture of an unknown animal, that many people think looks like a Chupacabra, on hunting land in Archer County.

"I didn't know what to think. I thought it was just a "Hairless Wonder" is what I was calling it," said the landowner, who did not want to be identified. "I've seen a lot of weird stuff in the wild, but I've never seen anything like this."

Comments lit up our Facebook page when we posted the picture, with people all sharing their own theories on the animal's species.

The landowner is now on the hunt to capture the animal. "I'd like to find out for sure what it is, instead of people guessing or telling me what they think."

However, Vertebrate Biologist Ray Willis said scientists have explained the Chupacabra as coyotes with sever cases of mange. Willis said DNA testing of animals thought to be Chupacabras have always come back the same. 

"For it to be a Chupacabra...the genetic sequence would have to be well divergent from any known animal that we have," said Willis.

As for those who are worried about the safety of the animal, the landowner said he will try to capture it as humanely as possible. "I'm going to do it the best I can, but I'm going to get it one way or the other," said Willis.

 

Christina Myers
Newschannel 6
cmyers@kauz.com

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