Sighting in Lake Jackson: Chupacabra Strikes Again?

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A rancher and his wife have spotted the infamous chupacabra. Or did they spot something a little less frightening?

Jack and Linda Crabtree caught the chupacabra, or whatever it was, on video walking around on their Texas ranch land in Lake Jackson. Chupacabra footage has caused some believers of the legend to go into a slight frenzy.

Watching the sad creature hobble around sniffing for food indicates that it is most likely a sick and hairless coyote. But, as with all mythical creature lovers, some are hoping for the animal to truly be the vampire-like chupacabra that has been spotted several times since the beginning of the legend in 1995 in Puerto Rico. For some reason, the creature has decided to hang out in Texas now.

The man who actually saw the creature, Jack Crabtree, who also happens to be a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, should know best and feels strongly that it is not the legendary chupacabra.

“It was immediately clear to me it was a coyote with a severe case of mange,” Crabtree said.

Others obviously feel differently than Mr. Crabtree. The truth might come out soon for those who want to know. Mr. Crabtree has set a humane trap and wants to help the animal should it prove to be a sick coyote. But, what if it proves to be the chupacabra?

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