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Chupacabra

Canis cryptis
Sometimes people mistake a mangy Missouri coyote for the legendary chupacabra.

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Chupacabra or Mangy Coyote?

Every year people send reports of chupacabra sightings, along with a photo of a coyote that looks like this one, which is suffering from severe sarcoptic mange and malnutrition. The chupacabra, on the other hand, is a legendary creature fabled to suck milk from goats. No wildlife biologist has ever confirmed the existence of one.

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Show-Me Freaks of Nature

Discover nature with Halloween tricks and treats from MDC, including our field guide of Missouri’s wild things, both real and imagined.

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