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Bubba and Jackie Stock of Ratcliffe, Texas believe they captured a chupacabra back in April of this year. It was eating corn in a tree and they managed to cage it. Long said to be a mythical creature, this could prove its existence.
Check it out for yourself at by clicking on the photo. You can see it move in the cage and hear its growl.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/03/living-chupacabra-capture_n_5085942.html
From Wikipedia.com
The chupacabra or chupacabras (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃupaˈkaβɾas], literally “goat-sucker”) is a legendary cryptid rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas, with the first sightings reported in Puerto Rico. The name comes from the animal’s reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats.
Physical descriptions of the creature vary. It is purportedly a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail.
Eyewitness sightings have been claimed as early as 1995 in Puerto Rico, and have since been reported as far north as Maine, and as far south as Chile, and even being spotted outside the Americas in countries like Russia and The Philippines, but many of the reports have been disregarded as uncorroborated or lacking evidence. Sightings in northern Mexico and the southern United States have been verified as canids afflicted by mange. Biologists and wildlife management officials view the chupacabra as a contemporary legend.
From News.discovery.com
Halloween stories about the ghostly “chupacabra” circulate every year, but now scientists believe they have solved the mystery surrounding this legendary animal.
Instead of being vicious, fanged creatures that supposedly drink the blood of livestock, chupacabras turn out to be wild dogs inflicted with a deadly form of mange, according to University of Michigan biologist Barry OConnor.

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