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Old 12-30-2010, 08:15 AM  
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My Strange Little Neighborhood Creature!

Here's a strange little fellow I've seen in my neighborhood. No visible hair at all except for a little wirey grey/white patch on top of his head. He had grayish leathery skin. In the picture he looks reddish but that wasn't the case. This was during the middle of the day, and he was just walking down the middle of the road. He never once looked at me, even when I yelled at him to get a reaction from him. He was completely oblivious to me being there.

This is the same creature people in Texas are calling the Chupacabra I think. Lot of sightings in the last couple years. This sighting was in Spring, Tx. I saw another one right after Hurricane Ike came through in The Woodlands, Tx but wasn't able to get pics of him.

All I had with me was my first generation iphone, so pictures aren't that great.








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Old 12-30-2010, 08:54 AM  
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Looks like a sickly fox.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:26 AM  
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Looks like a sickly fox.
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If it were the chupacabra you wouldn't be here to make thispost.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:54 AM  
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^^^Sure does.

I thought the Chupacabra was capable of taking down cows?
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:19 AM  
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And sucking the blood out of goats.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:10 AM  
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I did fear for my life a little...
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:27 AM  
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Scaredy cat.
And I thought men were men in Texas.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:29 AM  
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I agree that it looks like a fox in the final stage of mange. I've seen coyotes that have big patches of fur missing, but never one that was all the way bald.
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Scaredy cat.
And I thought men were men in Texas.
We are. Well, I am.

We don't have a lot of foxes, as in almost none, I've only seen a couple here, but we do have coyotes. It appears to be a coyote with mange, which has been an issue with the native coyote population for some time.

Chupacabra found in Texas: Is it a coyote? - CSMonitor.com

Me personally, I would have wrestled it to the ground, pinned it, roughed it up a little, asked it what it was, then fed it and treated it's mange, but then I was born here.
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I'm not expert but I trapped for a number of years in my youth but I agree, that looks like a fox with mange.
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