Totally off topic, but I saw this this morning and it made me angry:
Spoiler: if you know anything about mammals, animals, pets, or have been exposed to knowledge of any sort, the above will make you want to slam your open hand against your skull. Or someone else's.
If you watch the video, you'll see the texan taxidermist explain that no wildlife in texas looks like this animal; it has leathery dark grey skin, it is hairless, and its legs look longer and skinnier than anything he's seen. Oh my!
Fear not, reader, for I have elightenment. Here is an image of the animal's mouth:
Well, anyone who has ever had a dog realizes pretty fast that this is a pretty classic grin of a canid. But what kind of canid exactly?
Huh, well that really looks like a canid. Wait a sec, this critter looks pretty familiar all of a sudden - in fact, I'm pretty certain I've seen these guys in the world's ugliest dog competition (on CNN, no less).
I'm talking of course about the Mexican Hairless, or the Xoloitzcuintle. Along with the chinese crested, these are very popular entries into the world's ugliest dog competition. If you want to learn more about these guys, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Hairless_Dog
For comparison, here's a photo:
Someone living in texas has no excuse not recognizing one of these at the drop of a hat, given the proximity of the state to Mexico. Very much so given that he knew what a chupacabras wasOr, at the very least, recognizing it as a dog.
Now, another possibility is that it is a coyote with mange (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmendorf_Beast). Either way, what we have is a canid, not a mythical goat sucking monster.
I will get back to regular posting in a few days. There is much to talk about.