Posted on 07. Jun, 2012 by Kristen Tribe
They say a mythical creature story comes along only once in a lifetime, and that’s probably true … unless you live in Wise County.
Tuesday morning I fielded a call from a woman between Alvord and Chico who said she and her husband saw the corpse of a chupacabra on their morning bike ride. She went on to explain that she wasn’t sure if we would even be interested in it, but she felt like she needed to tell someone.
“I have photos. Would you like me to send them to you?” she asked. Of course, I couldn’t wait to see them.
Everyone else in the newsroom was listening to my end of the conversation with quizzical looks. Beaming, I hung up the phone: “We have another chupacabra on the way.”
Just last week I blogged about how I’m compelled to read every chupacabra story, but at the end of each I’m left thinking their so-called chupacabra is a weak example, compared to the fine specimen found on the Runaway Bay golf course two years ago.
I suspected this most recent discovery would fall into that category as well — interesting but not convincing. But when I opened the email, I was surprised to see the corpse of a creature that possibly ranks right up there with the original Wise County chupacabra. The decomposition of the body made it look especially creepy and monster-like. I couldn’t look away.
The entire newsroom inspected the photo and ventured a guess as to what it is. I’m leaning toward “dog,” but we’re also taking suggestions. What does it look like to you? A chupacabra or some other creature?