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Chupacabra sighting?

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Craig Martin snapped this picture of an animal he believes is the mythical Chupacabra Craig Martin snapped this picture of an animal he believes is the mythical Chupacabra
Photos by Craig Martin as submitted to KFOR-TV. Photos by Craig Martin as submitted to KFOR-TV.

DEER CREEK, OK - An Oklahoma man believes he's snapped pictures of a mythical creature known as a "Chupacabra. "

Chupacabra is a Spanish word and it translates literally to "goat sucker." Legends of this sickly, scary, wild dog-like animal, have been circulating for years with spottings in several states including Texas and Arizona.

Craig Martin says the legendary cryptid has been prowling in a field and feeding off the dead carcass of an animal.

Martin told a reporter at KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City that as he took the pictures he thought it looks like a chupacabra, "that's immediately what we thought and it looks exactly the same," he said, "there's not much difference at all."

Martin says it's different from a coyote but Michael Bergen, with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, also told KFOR-TV that the picture is something less mythical, "what we're dealing with here is just a coyote with a bad case of mange. I'm not saying it's not part coyote but I think it could be a hybrid." Bergin continued, "I think it's probably mixed with another species of dog, but it's definitely not just a regular coyote. They can say what they want."

Meanwhile, the debate and mystique of the Chupacabra will no doubt continue with these new pictures only adding to the folkloric legend.

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