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"El Chupacabra" translates to "goat-sucker," because the creature is believed to have sucked the blood of goats.

Mysterious Creature Haunting Mississippi Just Days Before Halloween!

ICTMN Staff
10/29/13

Was that a Chupacabra?

This is the question residents of the Picayune community in Mississippi were asking about a hairless, wolf-like creature lurking around.

“If a zombie had a dog, it would look like that,” Jennifer Whitfield told WLOX-TV.

The wolf-like creature that neighbors in a Mississippi community think may be a Chupacabra (WLOX.com)

“I kept looking up hairless coyote, and it kept saying Chupacabra,” Amanda Denton told WLOX. “We have been running back and forth to the car, our cars, because we didn’t want the Chupacabra to get us,” Denton said. Her husband, Jonathan, said that animal control had not picked it up, and they had no idea what kind of beast it was.

But the Denton’s neighbors, the Cooper's, think they know. “We came out here and I could see it running over there and I was like ‘Look, it’s over there, Daddy’ and he was like ‘That is not a Coyote, that’s a squatch dog.’ Because he’s obsessed with watching, finding Bigfoot,” Caroline Cooper said.

That’s when the Cooper's called David Burnette and Caleb Miller, from the state’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, for, they said, “backup.”

“Way they described it to me, it’s a coyote,” Burnette told WLOX. He added that the coyote was too weak to hunt on its own, so it ate pet food, garbage, and drank from a local water source to survive.

According to WLOX, the legend of "El Chupacabra" dates back to the 1970s. The term literally translates to "goat-sucker," because the creature is believed to have sucked the blood of goats.

“They need to be aware just to leave it alone and stay away from ‘em,” Miller said.

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Zan Xolo's picture
Zan Xolo
Submitted by Zan Xolo on
Hey El Stupido Its called a Standard Xolo. The ancient dog of Mexico. It will be hard to catch because it is a Ninja

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Zan Xolo
Submitted by Zan Xolo on
Hey El Stupido Its called a Standard Xolo. The ancient dog of Mexico. It will be hard to catch because it is a Ninja

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Ray Holder
Submitted by Ray Holder on
Most Chupacabra have been proven to be mangy dogs, coyotes and wolves this animal is sick and ought to be captured and treated not made a Halloween campfire legend!

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Anonymous
Submitted by Anonymous on
These pictures make me want to cry. Poor thing is lonely,scared and hungry.Obviously, by the pictures, he poses no threat to us.He needs help. Please someone help him,don't hurt him.

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sflm
Submitted by sflm on
If this thing were a chupacabra (which i don't really believe in) or a coyote or whatever with mange, it still deserves treatment to get better and to get some food.

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Kris Cole
Submitted by Kris Cole on
It is a mangy starving coyote. Someone should shoot the poor thing and put it out of its' misery. Mange kills when untreated. Which is probably why it is starving to death. Euthanizing it would be the most humane thing to do !

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Kris Cole
Submitted by Kris Cole on
After looking at numerous photos of the dog called Xoloitzcuintli, I have to agree with other postings it is a dying abandoned dog.

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Brenda Armstrong
Submitted by Brenda Armstrong on
The 'creature' is a xoloitzcuintle (Mexican hairless) canine. They are an ancient breed and registered with the Mexican, American and many other national Kennel Clubs. The poor dog is hungry, possible starving, and does not deserve to be treated in a way that could encourage someone to harm or kill it. Lost, strayed or stolen it deserves some food and a home.

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Anonymous
Submitted by Anonymous on
it looks like a cross between a deer and a wild dog. it just has mange. poor thing needs food & a home.

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Anonymous
Submitted by Anonymous on
it looks like a cross between a deer and a wild dog. it just has mange. poor thing needs food & a home.

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Sharon Thomas
Submitted by Sharon Thomas on
It looks like a cross between a coyote and a dog leave it alone it is not bothering anybody.Everybody is always ready to jump and call it a monster just leave it a lone for god sake:

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Nancy Brehm
Submitted by Nancy Brehm on
It certainly does not look mean or threatening. Looks like a dog like deer.

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Nancy Brehm
Submitted by Nancy Brehm on
It certainly does not look mean or threatening. Looks like a dog like deer.

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Anonymous
Submitted by Anonymous on
Poor Pup, It needs medical attention asap! People are just so stupid and will write a story about Bullshit instead of taking a stand and doing something to help the poor animal.

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Donna Sparshott
Submitted by Donna Sparshott on
Stop the poor thing looks scared what is so scary a poor bald animal. do we put a man with a bald head up for everyone to see and chase come on know people smarten up probably a birth defect

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Submitted by LOU TAYLOR on
Where is he located? There are rescues that could HELP. PLEASE allow us to help him. Where in Mississippi is this dog/coyote????? I can be contacted at taylormadetwo@cox.net

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PLEASE give the location of this dog/coyote so a CONFIRMED rescue can come to his aid. We have Rescues in Mississippi as well as Louisiana who can help this poor, starving creature. We will promise to be respectful of your ways and harm no animal...just give aid and rescue to this pour soul. PLEASE ALLOW a certified rescue to perform this mercy. My name is Lou Taylor my email if taylormadetwo@cox.net. It looks as though time is if the essence. PLEASE LET US HELP

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Submitted by DannyJane@aol.com on
That is a sick, starving and frightened dog. Instead of acting like a bunch of superstitious idiots, someone needs to rescue the poor thing.

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Judy Thiry
Submitted by Judy Thiry on
It's not a monster or a coyote. It is a Mexican Hairless dog called a Xoloitzcuintle. The reason it is running to cars is because this poor dog has been someone's pet. It looks like it is emaciated and needs to be fed badly. Please someone have pity on this poor dog and help it.

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Submitted by chani atrieadies on
Is it really that hard to figure out that the animal in the pics in this article is a poor dog with either mange or a gone sideways thyroid. Really people? This poor thing needs to be life trapped and helped or humanely put down to end it's suffering.

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Luna Schlosser
Submitted by Luna Schlosser on
you people are morons. this is a starving dog that needs someone to help him. Get a grip and get this poor animal some help.

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