Chupacabra Killed In North Texas? (Photo)

chupre cabre Chupacabra Killed In North Texas? (Photo)

A strange animal has been killed in the Hood County town of Cresson.  Animal control officer Johnnie Collins found the canine-looking creature in a barn and cornered it. He says when it jumped toward another animal control officer, he shot and killed the animal. He says it had grayish skin and large fangs and thinks it might be half coyote. It’s been sent to Texas A&M for examination.


One Comment

  1. Sargeant Dread says:

    Looks like a coyote with a bad case of mange.Probably suffered too much in life,it’s in a better place now.

  2. Terri says:

    Its disgusting that they would smile at killing this poor animal…its a K9 that was probably sick.

  3. dlm says:

    What a bunch of idiots!! It’s was nothing more than a poor neglected dog with mange and obviously starving! Stupid ass rednecks!!

  4. Dan White says:

    It’s a coyote or stray dog. Why would KRLD report this type of nonsense?

  5. Disgusted says:

    I agree—seems like a poor, starving dog in a desperate situation–what do you expect an animal to do when cornered? At least it was put out of its misery, but smiling for the camera–really necessary?

  6. Terri says:

    Its disgusting when a grown man many times the animals size is smiling when he kills it. Its a K9….starving. Its unfortunate that it takes Texas A&M to educate these idiots.

  7. Frank says:

    Right on all counts! If this photo was Black & White, it would be more fitting in a 1800s western history book but why is this red neck so happy? What great thing did he accomplish?

  8. Intelligent says:

    Just because you smile for a photo doesn’t mean you are happy. Most people look better smiling. Besides he just escaped being attacked by an animal and possibly having painful rabies shots. Wouldn’t you be happy? I guess it is human nature to make assumptions.

    1. ikilledfred says:

      Hey, you’re not intelligent. You’re an ignorant idiot. Had you researched the story a little further you’d know that your fellow idiot smiling and holding the dog actually says in the interview that the animal behaved calm, and not scared; almost like a neighbor’s dog. Do you shoot those for protection, too? Idiot.

  9. Audra says:

    these are animal control officers really!! more like a bunch of rednecks proving their selves that they can kill an innocent creature.It’s clear that it was defending it’s self

  10. Cory says:

    The full interview stated that the animal tried to attack one of the animal control officers. That’s why it was shot. Also after shooting it the animal was found to have male and female organs. It had male genitals and female teats. Just thought you might like the full story before ya’ll pronounce them as rednecks….

  11. tiptoe says:

    If they don’t know what this is, and want to know, why not catch it? Isn’t there an animal control person there?

  12. Paladin says:

    Its a Coyote. A sick mangy coyote, but a coyote. I’ve seen them like this often in 16 years of animal control work. The fact that it had “female teats and male organs” doesn’t mean that its a strange hermphrodite. Question for the guys: Do you have nipples?

    ‘Nuff said.

    I don’t know why the news outlets continue to publish these stupid stories. It ALWAYS ends up being a common animal that is sick or decompossed or whatever. Actually, I guess I do know why – I’d just rather they didn’t.

  13. El guey says:

    Clearly a dog

  14. Voice of Reason says:

    Oh you name callers, they did their jobs. Having spent years in Law Enforcement, I know what you would have done. You’d of emptied your gun and probably reloaded and definely pissed your pants just like rookies.

  15. GT says:

    Why would KRLD report this type of nonsense? Aiiieeeee, Chupacabra! Oh, Dios mio, noooo! Run, run for your lives! (that’s why)

  16. True Texan says:

    Well all the talk about Redneck this and Redneck that must have some from all the dumb “Yank”ee’s that does not and could not understand what it’s like to hunt and kill to survive. Texas is a shoot first and ask questions later state. The chupacabra is a legend in Texas folklore and should be recongized as that.

    1. Melinda says:

      Could not agree more!

  17. LouWho says:

    Well, it says that when it jumped at them, thats when they killd it. Personally I dont care what I think it is or how bad I feel for it. Anything with fangs like that, that jumps at me to hurt me. Is getting one between the eyes.

    1. jason says:

      Everyone is so mad about the animal being killed? What would their reaction be when that thing went after a kid or elderly person living near by? I bet everyone would be up in arms and wanting the heads of the animal control officers! They did their job! They tried to catch it, it attacked and they reacted as they should have.

  18. Melinda says:

    Just because they are from the south, that does not make them a “redneck” and everyone on this page who made that reference should be ashamed. Would you want some one to judge you by your post on here? That you sound like a hippie yankee who has never even seen a wild animal unless it was in a cage at your city zoo? Don’t think you do. But, then again, I don’t want to judge!

    The animal was killed because it tried to attack a human being. So, if you think it was some poor starving K9 that could have been helped, then you stand there with your bleeding heart and try to help it while it gnaws your leg off 🙂 Then you might think twice about why they killed the animal.

  19. MM says:

    This is clearly a sick,starving animal of the canine species, I actually cried for this poor wretched animal struggling day to day for survival, which clearly the smiling, jovial animal control officer has not faced in his lifetime…all creatures have teats, male or female. How sad for the human race to be so insensitive to the plight of many animals fighting for their life on a daily basis.

  20. furrflys says:

    Being a “crazed redneck” lol! I have to ask what you would do in a situation where an obviously very sick animal jumped at you, cornered or not. We don’t even have the luxury of animal control where I live. If it’s threatening people or livestock or pets it gets dealt with quickly. Think about that next time one of you dog fighting city people drop off your chewed up loser pit bulls out in the country thinking someone will take it in and give it a good home. It gets a bullet in the head hopefully before the livestock guardian dogs get a hold of it. And A&M has been wanting a body dead or alive for some time now.

  21. Ken says:

    I’ve seen several different pictures of similar animals and most every time it’s been described as “a coyote with mange” I didn’t realize mange was such an epidemic in TX. Has anyone ever stopped to think they might actually be something else? No it’s too complicated to think there may actually be something outside our cozy little “we-know-it-all” world

    1. Paladin says:


      That’s because it IS ALWAYS IS A COYOTE WITH MANGE, not because of any conspiracy to make the news event less entertaining. If you hear hoofbeats you could jump to the conclusion that its a herd of zebras, but the safe money is that its actually horses. Not as entertaining, but more real.

  22. blondie says:

    It would be a different story had one of your children been attacked by this animal…..Regardless of what kind it is! Its obviously sick….MAD DOG DISEASE?? Who knows…and it appears there was no time to ask questions….people are stupid! Have you nothing better to complain about! Get a life! Hardly REDNECK!

  23. Johnny Cthulhu says:

    I think we should just shoot “BellieBob” over there. He looks like he has heart problems. Liver problems, and some psychological issues as well. He probably won’t live too long anyway, And we should just put him out of his misery, and give him a quick painless death.

  24. Wow says:

    they doing it for money…..
    probably a dog but they messed up the inside for all the attention….sick sick people.

  25. Andrea says:

    Why did you have to kill the poor thing. If it was acting like the neighborhood dog, why not keep it alive and try to study it. It could be some breed of animal near extinction and all we want to do it kill it because it is so ugly. What a shame.

  26. kay says:

    why would you smile poor animail

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