Texas couple claims to have caught a ‘chupacabra’

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 22:12 EDT
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Texas couple claims to have caught 'chupacabra' [KAVU-TV]
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An East Texas couple claimed to have captured the mythical “chupacabra,” though it is most likely a more common animal.

KAVU-TV reported on Tuesday that the “strange animal” has been living in a small cage in Jackie Stock’s backyard since her husband trapped it in the backyard of their home in Ratcliff. The couple has been feeding it cat food and corn while waiting to determine what it actually is.

“He called me to come and look, and I said, ‘Bubba that looks like a baby chupacabra,’” Stock told KAVU.

But the small, hairless animal appears to in fact be a hairless raccoon. Encounters similar to the Stocks’ have been reported in Florida, Kentucky, and elsewhere in Texas in recent years.

However, at least one Ratcliff resident, Arlen Parma, was apparently convinced the couple’s odd visitor was in fact the goat-killing, blood-sucking beast of urban legend.

“I hunted coons for 20 years with dogs,” Parma told KAVU. “I ain’t ever seen anything that looks like that right there.”

Watch KAVU’s report on the unexpected visitor, as aired on Tuesday, below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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