I watched the first creature I am calling the Chupacabra on our ranch for two years, before it met its end. My goal from
the first sighting was to determine what this weird beast was. After the animal was killed on the road in front our our ranch
and I had it in my possession, the questions I had became enormous and now I have a few answers.
Why did it have
Blue eyes are indigenous to only a few species of wolf but not the Mexican wolf according
Why were the front legs shorter than the back legs?
front legs were about two inches shorter than the back legs.
Why did it have pouches near the tail on both sides?
A most unusual sight were
these two pouches on both sides of the tail that were not infected glands.
Why does it only have four teets rather than eight?
Most canis latrans
have four teats on each side-all four that I saw or had in my possession had only two teats on each side.
Why was it hairless?
There was no hair on this animal except for some down
its back. It did have fuzz. There was no mange or skin disease on these animals.
Why are the paws different from a coyote and an Mexican
A coyote and a wolf have four front paws, and the chupacabra has only three.
Why have so many of these creatures hit by vehicles?
The thought is because
they have cataracts.