Every now and again I get asked questions about the so-called "Texas Chupacabras." Many people (mainly because of the name that has been applied to it) assume it's a totally unknown animal, like Bigfoot, the Yeti, or Nessie, etc.
It's not. At all. In the slightest.
Unlike those other creatures, we have hard, physical evidence of the Texas animals, in the forms of bones, preserved body-parts and skulls. I own such a skull (no not my skull lol), and it's clear they are coyotes of some type, as DNA has clearly demonstrated this.
But, what's weird is that there appear to be certain genetic abnormalities with the "Texas Chupacabras" that makes it something very different to (as some believe it to be) just a hairless coyote.
There are reports of over-elongated jaws, very short front limbs (giving it strange hopping-like movements), and much more. So, the "Texas Chupacabras" is not an unknown animal, but a known one that for some odd reason may be physically changing by the generations...
The picture accompanying this - taken a couple of days ago - shows the skull of the one I own, which was given to me by MUFON legend, Walt Andrus.