The following CNN animal news video comes out of the town of Lena, Mississippi, which is in Leake County. A hunter there shot an animal and thinks it’s a Chupacabra, which is a mythical creature that has never been proven to actually exist. The Chupacabra is sort of like a dog but thought to be a more powerful predator that preys on farm animals and such. This video was added to the CNN website on September 12, 2013. WJTV is the original source.
I don’t know who is kidding whom with this story. I wonder if WJTV has created a tongue-in-cheek media story to make fun of people like Matt Hewharrell. After all, they report that the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries believes that the animal Hewharrell shot is just a wild dog or coyote that had the mange.
The fact that Hewharrell doesn’t believe that it is a dog or coyote is hardly convincing. It’s not like he is some kind of expert. So where are the wildlife experts proclaiming this some wonderful discovery of a new species? That’s what would be happening if this was a Chupacabra.