In a small town in DeWitt County, a chupacabra has been found alive! Residents are saying they've seen this ugly  weird animal eating corn. Up until now a chupacabra has been considered a mythical animal.  But in the back woods of South Texas, you never know what might be living out there. Folks that insist they've seen the animal, describe it as having a hairless back, large claws, countless teeth and ferocious growl. (I don't know about you, but that would be enough to keep me out of the woods!)

Sightings have reported since 1995 in Puerto Rico, and as far north as Maine, and as far south as Chile. It's even bee spotted in countries like the Philippines and Russia.

Jackie Stock, who lives in Ratcliffe, says her husband caught the chupacabra Sunday night.   Another resident of Ratcliffe, Arlen Parma,  says they've hunted in those woods for raccoons for 20 years with her dogs, and has never anything close to this animal.

Most people in DeWitt County are convinced this is the chupacabra.

According to the site Crossroads, this is what wildlife diversity biologist Brent Ortego  with Texas Parks said:

“The animal in the cage as best I can tell from the view is some sort of a small canine,” Brent  , said.  “It's never been proven to be a unique species. It was always something out there that allegedly was said to cause harm to people or livestock,”

Ortego believes it is a type of canine that includes a coyote, dog, or even a fox. He said the animal most likely has mange which has caused it to lose its hair. But a chupacabra, he thinks otherwise.

Whether it is, or isn't, a chupacabra, it's living in a cage now and eating it's fill of corn and cat food.

What do you think? Do you believe this is the elusive chupacabra or not?