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Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« on: November 02, 2007, 05:49:23 PM »
SAN MARCOS, Texas - The results are in: The ugly, big-eared animal found this summer in southern Texas is not the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. It's just a plain old coyote.
 
Biologists at Texas State University announced Thursday night they had identified the hairless doglike creature.

KENS-TV of San Antonio provided a tissue sample from the animal for testing.

"The DNA sequence is a virtually identical match to DNA from the coyote," biologist Mike Forstner said in a statement. "This is probably the answer a lot of folks thought might be the outcome. I, myself, really thought it was a domestic dog, but the Cuero Chupacabra is a Texas Coyote."

Phylis Canion and some of her neighbors discovered the 40-pound bodies of three of the animals over four days in July outside her ranch in Cuero, 90 miles southeast of San Antonio.

Canion said she saved the head of the one she found so she could get to the bottom of its ancestry through DNA testing and then mount it for posterity.

Chupacabra means "goat sucker" in Spanish, and it is said to have originated in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Additional skin samples have been taken to try to determine the cause of the animal's hair loss, Forstner said.

« Last Edit: November 02, 2007, 09:53:23 PM by Moloch »

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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 04:46:07 PM »
Appears fake to me

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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 01:24:42 PM »
Maybe Chupacabra is just a different, native, name for this hairless coyote? <=/

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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008, 03:23:38 PM »
I think the chupacabra is just a giant tick.

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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008, 03:31:12 PM »
Maybe Chupacabra is just a different, native, name for this hairless coyote? <=/

I guess that explains why it's been reported as being bipedal, having greenish skin, and a large, Grey-like head.
Totally makes sense to me.  :roll:

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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2008, 03:56:42 PM »
Tall tales & legends can spring from everywhere. The belief in Quetzalcoatl sprang from a bird with an unusually long tail, you know. :|

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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2008, 04:11:32 PM »
Tall tales & legends can spring from everywhere. The belief in Quetzalcoatl sprang from a bird with an unusually long tail, you know. :|

*BUZZ*
Wrong.
I know this because my town has a relatively high Hispanic population, with quite of few of them practicing brujas and brujos (although if they caught me calling them that and not curanderos they'd probably curse me, or worse, feed me to their dogs)
Of the several brujos I've talked to, most of them have taken my curiosity and ran with it, force-feeding my brain anything and everything about the Mesoamerican indigenous gods, including Kukulkan/Quetzalcoatl.
Really, I have much better uses for my brain that that and I wish I could use that brain space for something more helpful, but there you have it.
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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2008, 04:17:20 PM »
The myth of Quetzalcoatl is the reason the Natives embraced Christianity.

Quetzalcoatl and Jesus have almost the exact same stories.

I think it's funny that the Mayans were great astrologers and many people believe that the story of Jesus is all Astrological.

Jesus = God's Sun.. or.. Sun God. So Jesus is the Sun.
12 desciples = 12 constellations.

Yadayadayada.

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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2008, 04:56:43 PM »
... ... ... needs, I am going to have to respectfully disagree. :-(

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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2008, 05:40:55 PM »
... ... ... needs, I am going to have to respectfully disagree. :-(


Really?
Well cite your sources. Here's mine:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzalcoatl

You can disagree all you want, you'll still be wrong.
Okay, yes, there is a bird named "Quetzal". But quetzal is just a Nahuatl word meaning, "large brilliant tail feather". Coatl means serpent, and these were combined to form the name Quetzalcoatl, for a feathered serpent god.
Just because a name sounds similar doesn't mean that one came from the other.
Godzilla has the word God in it but you don't hear people claiming that the bible says
"On the first day, Gojira said 'LET THERE BE BUILDINGS TO DESTROY AND LITTLE JAPANESE PEOPLE TO EAT', and it was good".

Not only am I a mythology geek and anthropologist by hobby, but I'm friends with practicing brujo.
You do better than that.
Or, better yet, STFU, do research, cite your sources, then get back to me.

Now please  :focus:

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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2008, 12:14:34 AM »
 A tad harsh... but I'm still laughing.  *<:)
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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2008, 10:15:14 AM »
oyg that is a great Idea why didn't I think of that (let godzilla destroy buiding and all that crap)
oh and I believe god,jesus,and the feathered serpent were the same people
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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2008, 04:10:06 AM »
In my humble opinion, that belief is hardly justified by the existing  evidence.
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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2008, 12:09:04 PM »
 If it really is just a coyote... where the crap is it's hair? I know animals get mange and such.. but ALL of it's gone? Something smells like fish..... and it's not me.
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Re: Mythical beast in Texas is just a coyote
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2008, 11:16:17 PM »
If it really is just a coyote... where the crap is it's hair? I know animals get mange and such.. but ALL of it's gone? Something smells like fish..... and it's not me.

Mange can take out all of the hair, and if the disease isn't enough the exposed flesh attracts parasites that irritate the body to the point where fur falls out even more.. I've seen it done, and it's not attractive.