Texas Family Claims Capture of El Chupacabra

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | April 4, 2014 | 7:44 AM EDT

A Ratcliffe, Texas family claims they've captured a mythical "chupacabra," KABC-TV reports.

According to legends, chupacabras suck the blood of cows and goats. Although there's never been any real evidence the creature exists, sightings of chupacabras have been reported over the years.

Now, Jackie Stock says her husband caught the creature and they are feeding it dry cat food.

"He called me to come and look, and I said, 'Bubba, that looks like a baby chupacabra,'" Stock told a reporter.

While Stock seems sure it’s a chupacabra, some wildlife officials say it is actually a small canine.

A canine that picks up and holds food with its front paws? Check out the video and decide for yourself.



Eric Scheiner
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