The mysterious mythical creature was believed to be a predator that eats goats and other livestock in Latin America. Last year scientists reported that the Chupacabra is merely a parasite-infested coyote that lost it’s fur.
Linda, a retired teacher, took some photos, and Jack passed them on to the local newspaper “with tongue in cheek,” he said. Apparently the paper thought he was serious. The photo ran on the front page with a headline about a reported chupacabra sighting, and soon reporters were calling from Houston, about an hour’s drive north.
“I’ve been amazed with the fascination people have with chupacabras and other mythical animals,” he said. “I’m really not a believer in chupacabras or Bigfoot or the Abominable Snowman.”