Monday, November 05, 2007

When Science Comes Up Against a Mythical Creature

Creature ID'd as coyote, not chupacabra

Phylis Canion holds the head of what she is calling a Chupacabra at her home in Cuero, Texas, Friday, Aug. 31, 2007. She found the strange looking animal dead outside her ranch and thinks it is responsible for killing many of her chickens. he results are in: The ugly, big-eared animal found this summer in Cuero is not the mythical bloodsucking chupacabra. It's just a plain old coyote. Biologists at Texas State University announced Thursday night Nov. 1, 2007 that they had identified the hairless doglike creature. 'The DNA sequence is a virtually identical match to DNA from the coyote,' biologist Mike Forstner said in a written statement. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

You can read about it here.

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