Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Legendary "Goat Sucker" caught on tape and it's not MacReady

While Goat Sucking may be second only to Extreme Ironing on MacReady's list of extra-curricular activities, this is something entirely different.

The Chupacabra or "goat sucker" has been on the unexplainable radar for several years. This supposed cryptid was first reported in Puerto Rico in 1995. In March of that year, a rancher discovered eight of his sheep with punctures to the chest and throat and totally drained of blood. Similar livestock situations began to pop up here and there, mainly in the U.S. and Mexico.

The internet is full of Chupacabra stuff. The early eyewitness version above, has evolved or devolved over the years to resemble a mangy coyote, kind of like Cleveland. In fact, the ones that have been killed or found dead, usually turn out to be coyotes or dogs.

This video, posted on CNN today, was recorded by the dash cam of a Dewitt County, Texas, sheriffs deputy while on patrol. The video shows a kind of pathetic looking creature running along in front of the cruiser. At one point the creature looks back towards the camera, revealing a long kind of disproportionate snout. The demon dog eventually runs into the brush and that's it.

It really resembles a creature that was killed last year that turned out to be a coyote with Demodectic mange, again, like Cleveland. I'll leave it up to you to decide if this one is the real deal.

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