The Chupababra. A queer hairless dog-like critter roaming the backyards of America is becoming less of a mystery at least at the Lost World Museum.
One of the main characteristics of a “Chupacabra” is its hairless condition. I recently came across a few pieces of the puzzle about the hair-loss and I’ll try to shed some light on what the cause might be. As of this writing, scientists seem to attribute the bald appearance to a condition known as mange.
Here’s one assumption, that it’s mange that I believe has created a stumbling block for most in trying to solve this mystery. Every non-science person I’ve personally interviewed, 8 in all, told me they know the animals indiginous to their area and they know what mange looks like and emphatically each have stated to me “This is not mange!” I believe them and have I just did not know what to do with their testimony until now.
I’ve been puzzeling over this for 4 years now and finally due to recent evidence over the last 8 months, it shed some light on the hair-loss issue so that local folks opinions make more sense.
Something you may not know is that a half a dozen scientist’s over the last 4 years have explained away any mystery by attributing the hair-loss as, “Oh, it’s mange.” These statements are in response from personal observation of photos or a film. That’s it. No real evidence. No labortory testing, just images. Now a few carcasses did make it into the labs and have been tested, like 3 dead Chupas. The tests came back, are you ready? Mange – 2 and Not Mange – 1. Is this conclusive enough? How do we reconcile the testimonies of the locals and their “Street Smart” knowledge that it isn’t mange?
Ok so as far as I’m concerned the plethroa of scienctific evidence is manily opinion without real hard evidence. The locals swear it’s not mange and I’m siding with the locals and here’s why.
Since Jan. 2010 there has been other species of animals with a simular condition. Including a Chupa-Coon or bald raccoon and as the video above shows in a german zoo, a bald bear. Both exhibit the same condition as these our gray hairless chicken eating canines do. As you watch the video you can see the grey color and folded skin on the back of the neck similar to our Blanco Texas Chupacabra.
The german zoo does not know what type of disease is causing this disorder. They are eager to find out. If it was mange there is a simple easy test to determine it.
So at this point, my thought is that the “Chupacabras” in the U.S. are a coyote or some type of canine mammal that has a, yet to be determined, known or unknown disease. But it is not mange. This sickness, whatever it is, colors the skin grey and the hair-loss is mostly complete with some hair remaining on the face and tail. It affects our dogs/foxes/coyote which we are now affectionately calling Chupacabra. U.C. Davis is conducting an extensive genetic testing of 3-4 “Chupa” specimens and will be sharing their conclusions in some type of esoteric scientific technical journal in about a year. Perhaps before then we will understand the nature of the condition. Until then be warned and remember “It’s 11 O’Clock do you know where your goat is?”