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'Goat-Sucker' Just A Coyote

The coyoteThe results are in: The ugly, big-eared animal found this summer in southern Texas is not the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. It's just a plain old coyote.

Biologists at Texas State University announced Thursday night they had identified the hairless doglike creature. "The DNA sequence is a virtually identical match to DNA from the coyote," biologist Mike Forstner said in a statement.

Phylis Canion and some of her neighbors discovered the 40-pound bodies of three of the animals over four days in July outside her ranch in Cuero, 90 miles southeast of San Antonio.

Canion said she saved the head of the one she found so she could get to the bottom of its ancestry through DNA testing and then mount it for posterity.

Additional skin samples have been taken to try to determine the cause of the animal's hair loss, Forstner said.

Source: Latimes
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