Alabama Wildlife and Fisheries Releases Statement on Chupacabra Photo
A trail cam in Alabama caught a photo of what many believe to be a Chupacabra. The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Department has studied the photo and has released a statement detailing what they think the photo shows.
Chupacabra translates to English meaning "Goat Sucker".
The mythical chupacabra is a popular Latin American legend about a creature that attacks animals and drinks their blood.
Legend has it the chupacabra doesn't eat its victims, it only sucks their blood.
From britannica.com -
"Chupacabras were first reported in 1995, in Puerto Rico, where they were blamed for attacks on goats, sheep, and other domestic animals, supposedly leaving uneaten carcasses that were drained of blood."
In a Facebook post, the Alabama Wild Life and Freshwater Fisheries posted a couple of photos of what appears to be incredible photo evidence of a mythical chupacabra.
No way it's anything other than a chupacabra, right?
Not so fast.
The AWFFD says “As much as we’d love a real cryptozoological confirmation, this ‘goat sucker’ is actually a coyote severely impacted by mange.”
The coyote with a terrible case of mange sure does look a whole lot like photos you've seen through the years of supposed chupacabras, doesn't it?
According to AWFFD says in some cases, the animal can recover from mange.
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