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5/19/10

West Texas museum to house Chupacabra

CROSBYTON, TX (KCBD) - This week, the north Texas town of Runaway Bay made the legendary Chupacabra, its town mascot. This, after the carcass unidentified creature was found on their golf course. But, he is not the first one spotted in Texas.

Another Chupacabra is currently calling the South Plains home, as well.

The ugly creature is known as the "Blanco Texas Chupacabra," and the story goes like this:

Last July, a man in Rosenberg, Texas (west of Houston) thought a rodent was becoming a problem in his barn. So his cousin, a taxidermy student, put out some poison. The next morning, this is what they found. And rather than throwing out the female carcass, she was stuffed and mounted.

She currently belongs to a museum in New York, but is currently on loan to the Mount Blanco Fossil Museum, in Crosbyton.

"A lot of people say, well, they're mangy coyotes," said Joe Taylor, museum owner. "But there are a lot of things about them that aren't like a coyote. For one, they're almost black. They're hairless except for a little bits of hair on them, they have sharp toenails, very thin legs, and talked about them being rat tailed."

Taylor sent off a specimen for testing and identification. Those results are not in yet, but we'll keep you posted.

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