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Are 'Chupacabras' being purposely bred ?

Posted on Monday, 24 February, 2014 | Comment icon 25 comments

Are dog breeders responsible for Chupacabra sightings ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Angell Williams
Chupacabra sightings could be the result of people deliberately breeding dogs to look like them.
Houston animal control officials have warned that some dog breeders have been going out of their way to purposely breed dogs that resemble cryptozoological creatures so that they can claim up to $10,000 in prize money for 'finding' them.

Recent photographs and videos of so-called Chupacabras have predominantly turned out to be dogs and coyotes with mange, leading to a warped idea of what the actual creatures might look like. By carefully cross-breeding certain dogs it is possible to produce an animal that looks very similar.

"They are real animals, they are cross-breeds that are hazardous to humans," said Claude Griffen from Gotcha Pest control. "They are just looking for food. They'd probably kill your cat."

Some breeders have even taken things one step further by attempting to produce dogs that look like dire-wolves from the hit TV series Game of Thrones.

Source: Houston Chronicle | Comments (25)

Tags: Chupacabra, Dog

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #16 Posted by Hobbit Feet on 25 February, 2014, 17:03
I think nature did just fine with the Gila Monster and keeping it down in size. I can't imagine it being as big as a Komodo Dragon or Monitor Lizard. It would make a formidable Godzilla if it could stand up. The stuff of nightmares!
Comment icon #17 Posted by Sakari on 25 February, 2014, 17:37
Not one comment on how sick humans are. Breed dogs to only gain in profit when we are killing millions that have no homes......Disgusting.
Comment icon #18 Posted by SkeptcByMindBelievrByHeart on 25 February, 2014, 19:06
next on the news:- are people purposely cross-breading gorillas with bears so they can resemble a cryptozoological creature known as bigfoot
Comment icon #19 Posted by MJNYC on 25 February, 2014, 19:44
So very true and so very sad.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Forever Cursed on 25 February, 2014, 20:13
A gene splice here, a DNA tuck there and Walla ! I don't know what it is but we didn't have before. Oops got away again !!! You would have thought the Killer Bees would have taught them a lesson ?
Comment icon #21 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 28 February, 2014, 17:44
It wouldn't work because neighter animals are bipedal.
Comment icon #22 Posted by coldethyl on 28 February, 2014, 17:53
I'm going to breed a Korean zoo keeper who puts Yorkies in a zoo with a human.
Comment icon #23 Posted by DumpsterJesus on 2 March, 2014, 4:08
I feel.. mislead.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Trini88 on 26 March, 2014, 6:12
Are they colones ofTasmanian tigers?

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