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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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Anonymous
Submitted by Anonymous on
That poor animal is in grave need of help and people are crying wolf, well in this case chupacabra. smh.

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meiti jobse
Submitted by meiti jobse on
Save this poor dog ..he has lost his hair..and very scared..and very....very HUNGRY!!!So try to catch him with Love.an Understanding...DON'T KILL HIM!!!! Thank You..

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Submitted by Michael Madrid on
It's much easier to be afraid of it and make up stories about what it will do than to show a little compassion and try to help. I've always said there is a distinct parallel between the way the wolf was treated in the wild and how NDNs were treated. The same is true of anything the White man doesn't understand. The photos of this poor animal say, "help me," not "I'm a dangerous cryptid." Will someone in this area please help that poor animal?

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Submitted by lindylou on
I saw something that looked like this in Missouri, about 15/20yrs ago, there were four of them and I had no idea what they were. They stood about the size of a small deer(grown)but didn't run like deer, didn't look like dogs, I just didn't know what to think so I ask several people around and no one knew what they were but said there had been other reports of them.

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lindylou
Submitted by lindylou on
I saw something that looked like this in Missouri, about 15/20yrs ago, there were four of them and I had no idea what they were. They stood about the size of a small deer(grown)but didn't run like deer, didn't look like dogs, I just didn't know what to think so I ask several people around and no one knew what they were but said there had been other reports of them.

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Submitted by Anonymous on
He is just a poor inbred DOG.. He does not look like he is going to harm anyone laying there like that.Someone help him...

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Submitted by Melodie Manyhor... on
Please don't harm this animal, If an animal fells threatened it may attack, respect this animal and stay away for your safety as well as his.

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Annegret Allison
Submitted by Annegret Allison on
He/she is looking so cute and lonely. Another animal that people don`t understand, what they fear because they don`t understand it which means another poor animal what humans are willing to kill ? Or is this a beautiful new Halloween story ?

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Rosemary Lee
Submitted by Rosemary Lee on
That looks like a Xoloitzcuintle, (Mexican Hairless Dog), an indigenous dog that can be traced back at least 5,000 years. They are the official dog of Mexico. I would be happy to adopt it!

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Sue Hardy
Submitted by Sue Hardy on
What rot! Someone should try and catch this DOG, it is clearly starving, and has a mange infection. Possibly a Greyhound or Pharoah Hound. Someone needs to help it, and fast!

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Tracey Lin Miller
Submitted by Tracey Lin Miller on
I think people are just foolish. It looks like a dog who is starving and the hair loss could be from improper nutrition and/or parasites.

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EGG HEAD
Submitted by EGG HEAD on
WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICANS ANYONE CAN SEE ITS A DOG ;PROBRABLY A STRAY VERY HUNGRY

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Bonnie Dombrowski
Submitted by Bonnie Dombrowski on
The picture is that of a coyote (Canis latrans) with Sarcoptic mange. Mange causes hair loss and discoloration of the skin due to infection. Mange also causes debilitation and sickness which makes the animal unable to hunt like healthy coyotes.

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Dean Winchester
Submitted by Dean Winchester on
Oh no. It's a hell hound, Sam. Quick, load your shotguns with salt and say your Hail Marys. Better yet, call the national guard. Sheesh.

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