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Courtesy: KAVU-TV

Courtesy: KAVU-TV

Victoria County resident Lucy Ohrt tells Victoria Television station KAVU that her family came face to face with a very strange animal recently. Ohrt said, “My grandson shot it at 240 yards and my grandchildren said oh, that a Chupcarabra.

The name Chupacabra means “goat sucker.” It’s another mysterious animal like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist Josh Turner says as far as he knows the Chupacabra doesn’t exist and that it’s more likely a mangy coyote.

Turner said, ” It’s Sarcoptic Mange, which is caused by a mite that bites the animal and it can pretty much be on any mammal.”

He says if you do see an animal with mange, stay away and keep your pets away because it’s contagious. He says if you do have to move a dead animal that looks like it has mange, wear gloves.

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