Could this be the end of the infamous Chupacabra?
A Texas teen believes he has shot and killed the rumored beast, a legendary creature that is believed to drain the blood out of goats (its name is Spanish for goat sucker). 13-year-old Carter Pope shot the animal three times after he he saw a gruesome-looking creature creeping across his lawn.
It just walked across and started shaking, slowly moving across. No hair at all on it. It's back legs were shriveled up, Pope told WOAI 4. I mean, I honestly think it's a Chupacabra.
Pope woke up his father, who conceded that while the animal may not be the Chupacabra, it looks like nothing I have ever personally seen before. Pope is sending hair and skin samples to be tested in order to definitively establish the creature's identity.
Reports of the Chupacabra first surfaced in 1995, after bloodless goat carcasses began to appear in Puerto Rico. The legend has since spread to Mexico, Latin America and the Carribean. What appeared to be Chupacabras in some cases were coyotes rendered hairless by mange.