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The new Chupacabra? Mystery animal confounds


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#16    Acenaspheru

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:20 AM

it could be a fox but i think it looks more like a cat to me. maybe it was someones pet?

the muzzle looks different though and it looks...short? the fox in the picture with mange looks taller than that thing in the video.

personally if it was me i'd have taken it to a vet to see if they knew what it was and if there was anything wrong with it.

it could also be an inbred dog or cat or i guess even fox.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:24 AM

Aw, I read the title and was hoping someone finally caught the manbearpig.

Sorry, Al Gore. :hmm:

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:39 AM

View PostJerry Only, on 21 August 2011 - 04:24 AM, said:

Aw, I read the title and was hoping someone finally caught the manbearpig.

Sorry, Al Gore. :hmm:


Yeah but he is totally thuper serial!

View PostShadowSot, on 21 August 2011 - 04:08 AM, said:

With all of these creatures turning up and being shown to just have had mange... maybe they'll eventually think "Hey, maybe they just have mange."

I couldn't agree more, it's kinda like the "El Chupacabra" caught on tape by the police in texas.



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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:50 AM

Poor thing looked like a malnourished puppy dog to me.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:03 AM

View PostAndami, on 17 August 2011 - 01:23 PM, said:

Also looks like a fox with mange.
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View PostShadowSot, on 21 August 2011 - 03:47 AM, said:

Here's a red fox with mange:
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Looks very similar.


Identified.


It looked cute still. lol Poor thing, as people said they should have taken to a Vet or something.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 01:59 PM

It has a really long tail, people seem to be missing that when they keep saying its a fox or a dog.


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:08 PM

View Postmarharthm, on 21 August 2011 - 01:59 PM, said:

It has a really long tail, people seem to be missing that when they keep saying its a fox or a dog.
You seem to have missed both pictures of the bald foxes in this thread.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:23 PM

why are these obvious canines all of a sudden defined "chupacabras"?!  I guess from now on all hairless dogs are goat suckers, like all "orbs" are ghosts.


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:34 PM

I do hope they realize they've just named the poor mongrel Prince Suck...


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:39 PM

As a dog groomer, I have worked at veterinary offices on and off for the past 13 years. I grew up around animals/farms/etc... I have seen mange. If you haven't seen mange, all it takes is a google search for "fox with mange" to determine for yourselves that mangy skin is almost always puffy, red, inflamed, and not smooth like this animal.  I do admit, it looks exactly like a hairless fox. I'm going to guess it's just a hairless fox, much like the recessive gene for the hairless pups like the Chinese Crested. Fascinating all the same.


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:59 PM

Could be a rabid kangaroo that escaped from a zoo/circus, looks like a roo to me.

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Though, that saying some of the pictures on here with that fox with mange looks awfully similar to the one in the main article. Kangaroo theory still stands as my #1 though, with its roo like face/ears, short stumpy arms and large hind legs, the pose its in looks just like a roo crouching down to eat.... Or hide?

Edited by draconis, 21 August 2011 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:59 PM

I am amazed at how so many people seem unable to recognise a perfectly common animal just because it has no fur. I bet they dread their other half having a hair cut as it probably takes them 6 months and a DNA test to finally realise who they are.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:19 PM

that is not a chupacabra its a cayotvarkroo very rare and very timid it most certainly wont attack you or ya pets in the middle of the night and feed on ya inerds and blood.


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:58 PM

I don't think it is a kangaroo. Look at the way it moves in the videos, exactly like a fox, or dog, not a roo or wallaby.

I think the hairless fox/dog/coyote started being IDed with Chupacabras because of people thinking they had long teeth. Their teeth are normal, it is just that people don't normally look at a fox or coyote's teeth, so when they do, the teeth look long. Long Teeth = Vampire = Chupacabras, in Pop Culture.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:22 PM

It's a werewolf, it's gotta be. Notice it's canine-like features, yet smooth like a human. :rolleyes:

Edited by BiffWellington, 21 August 2011 - 06:23 PM.





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