Sunday, May 28, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Are 'Chupacabras' being purposely bred ?


Posted on Monday, 24 February, 2014 | Comment icon 24 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 (24)

Tags: Chupacabra, Dog

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #15 Posted by Sundew on 25 February, 2014, 16:07
Some of my recent dates lead me to believe they're also breeding swamp apes Ha, ha, well, better them than you, if you catch my meaning, lol!
Comment icon #16 Posted by Hobbit Feet on 25 February, 2014, 17:03
So we have cats (called Lykoi) being bred to look like werewolves, and dogs being bred to look like Chupacabras, what's next? Salamanders bred to look like the Creature from the Black Lagoon? Iguanas to look like Godzilla? 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
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. 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
next on the news:- are people purposely cross-breading gorillas with bears so they can resemble a cryptozoological creature known as bigfoot??????? 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?


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5914090
254425
167375

 
NASA to launch probe that will 'touch the Sun'
5-28-2017
Known as Solar Probe Plus, the mission will be officially revealed in an announcement on Wednesday.
Mystery bang rocks Tauranga, New Zealand
5-28-2017
An extremely loud bang managed to wake up half the city when it shook houses at 3am on Sunday morning.
'Magic tree door' illusion baffles the Internet
5-27-2017
Stop-motion animator Kevin Parry has created a short video clip that seems to defy the laws of physics.
Work begins on world's largest telescope
5-27-2017
When it is completed, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will offer unprecedented views of the cosmos.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Thieving octopus
Posted 5-28-2017 | 0 comments
The Giant Pacific Octopus lies in wait so that it can steal crabs from local fishermen.
 
What color were dinosaurs ?
Posted 5-27-2017 | 6 comments
We can learn much about dinosaurs from fossils, but their color has long remained a mystery.
 
Ring around the Earth
Posted 5-26-2017 | 0 comments
What would happen if a solid, free-floating ring was placed in orbit around the Earth ?
 
World's heaviest weight
Posted 5-25-2017 | 0 comments
This incredible machine is capable of delivering a whopping 1,000,000 pounds of force.
 
Nine doughnuts in three minutes
Posted 5-24-2017 | 5 comments
'L.A. Beast' returns to break another record, this time by eating a huge pile of doughnuts.
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
Trade school terror
5-26-2017 | Cedro woolley, Wa.
 
 
Someone is on my bed
5-4-2017 | Indianapolis
 
Being told
5-4-2017 | New Brunswick, Canada
 
Man in the hat
5-4-2017 | Brooklyn/NY
 
Is the Boar Man real ?
4-26-2017 | Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma
 
Possessed boom box 1988
4-26-2017 | Santa Ana
 
Grandpa's visit
4-14-2017 | Portugal
 
Mysterious dog
4-14-2017 | Utah
 
A night to remember
4-14-2017 | Philippines
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ