Post by Graveyardbride on Mar 4, 2014 13:01:00 GMT -5
Houston ‘Chupacabra’ Sightings Could Be Real, Intentionally Bred Animal
Are fantasy fans attempting to breed their own real-life mythical animals? Via the Houston Chronicle:
A recent sighting of the mythical chupacabra could be the result of exotic animal owners interbreeding their pets, according to a Houston animal control expert.
Two residents of the Doliver Point gated community near Gessner and Doliver claim to have seen giant footprints alongside Buffalo Bayou and say they have photos to prove it is the mysterious chupacabra.
Scott Black and David McKee took several photos of the animal Sunday, according to KPRC news. “It was very vicious, very long, longer than a human,” said Claude Griffen from Gotcha Pest control, who was brought into check out the photos. “It was a pretty big animal, very well fed.”
Houston animal control officials said they have heard of people trying to breed dogs that look like so-called direwolves from the TV show Game of Thrones.
Griffen said it’s not the first one he’s come across and asserts that people are deliberately trying to breed animals that match descriptions of these mythical creatures. Griffen said this animal could be a mix between a greyhound and a wolf. “People are looking for the big prize, they want the $10,000 reward for finding one.”
Source: Jacob Sloan, Disinformation, February 27, 2014.
My guess would be that they're breeding those uglyassed Mexican hairless dogs with coyotes. From the first litters, you pick the ugliest, mangiest males and females, breed them, keep up the process and before long, you have a new breed of dog. It wouldn't be a Chupacabra, but since no one knows what a Chupacabra looks like, it could pass for one.
I Googled Mexican hairless dogs and they're a lot bigger than I thought. Breeding them with coyotes would probably produce some that were hairless. But I had always thought that a chupacabra was some kind of cryptid creature, not just a hairless coyote or dog creature.
Post by aprillynn93 on Mar 14, 2014 10:42:43 GMT -5
You are right Sam it is a cryptid creature. Many people who had seen mangy coyotes mistakenly thought they were seeing chupacabras. This is why it became associated with hairless dogs. People want so much to believe they have seen a chupacabra that this still happens quite often. Instead of using reason, they immediately report they have seen a chupacabra.