What is a Chupacabra? Science Speaks!

Chupacabra Bones Sept. 2006.jpgMonday morning September 20th Cornell University was a bustle and hustle with new veterinarian students trying to find their classes. But Justin Austin, 21, hunter and mechanic, was not there to attend class, he was there to discover what species of dead animal he had brought to the science lab a week prior. The attendant stood with the familiar gray plastic tub with a blue tarp bundling a mixture of manure and Chupa bones and placed it on the counter. Justin sighed with relief that the Chupa bones had not been discarded as he had feared. He pressed the attendant for answers as to what this critter is or rather was. “Well,” she said, “a few of our staff looked at a few of the bones and well, they believe it is a fox. A deformed fox with mange.”

Later that day I called Justin. “A fox with mange? hmmmm, What do you think of that Justin?” His response was the same as the other two boys, “No Sir. That was a unique animal all its own. It’s not a diseased fox. Remember what Geordie and Josh said, this critter hopped.” All the eye-witnesses were in agreement. Each with their own experiences knowing the area and the animals native to it, along with the dead critter’s strange gait, told them the scientists were wrong. But what does one do when educated professors disagree with common everyday folks who know their backyards better than they? Can they both be right?

To be continued…

2 Responses to “What is a Chupacabra? Science Speaks!”

  1. 2400bc Says:

    After seeing the bones in person I’m surprised the “scientists” didn’t claim it was just the remains of a rotting basking shark – LOL! I still say it was a wallaby-type creature.

  2. RichW9090 Says:

    The bones are neither a chupacabra nor a fox. They are the bones of a domestic dog – to be specific, a puppy.

    RichW9090