NYDailyNews A golfer in South Carolina sparked speculation about the mythical creature after spotting a hairless creature on the links over the weekend. “Can somebody pleeeeease tell me what the flock this is!?!? #ThatAintNoDog,” Doug Stewart wrote on Facebook as he posted five photos of the four-legged animal. Stewart has received nearly 700 responses so far, and many have remarked that he happened along the Chupacabra, rumored to be roaming the wild for 20 years. Others had more creative responses. “Giant Ship Rat!!!” One Facebook user wrote. “Demon straight from hell,” wrote another. Others suggested that the creature is simply an animal with mange, and experts agree that is likely the correct answer. “It’s a canine with mange, it’s not a Chupracabra. That you can put to bed,” Jay Butfiloski of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources told ABC 4. Butfiloski told the station the animal could be a coyote or fox, but he could not say what species it was based on the photographs. According to legend, the Chupacabra kills goats and other cattle. It has never been proven to exist.
A golfer in South Carolina has gone viral, after he posted photos of a strange animal that he spotted on the golf course on social media, leading to speculation from internet cryptozoologists that he had seen the legendary chupacabra. We have seen similar strange creatures in the past, and in each case when a positive identification was made, the creature was (obviously) not a mythical chupacabra but a coyote or a fox with mange. Mange causes the animal’s hair to fall out, sometimes entirely, which leads to coyotes or foxes to have the appearance of leathery skin that is evidenced in these photos. Interestingly, in s few cases the alleged chupacabra did not look like a coyote or fox, and it turned out to be a wild coyote/dog hybrid suffering from mange. However, in this case, I think the golfer had an encounter with a mangy coyote.