London, Sep 3 (ANI): Two men from Texas claim that they might have discovered the body of a chupacabra - a mythical beast rumoured to suck all the blood out of its prey.
Lynn Butler, a taxidermist, has revealed that he found the corpse of the mystery creature in a chicken barn three months ago, the morning after an unseen predator was heard running amok.
The hairless, leathery body and pointed muzzle of the creature resembles a dog with severe mange.
However, other animal experts who have inspected the corpse have suggested that it may be a chupacabra, a predator first sighted in Puerto Rico in 1995.
Despite an insufficient account of descriptions of chupacabras, they tend to be distinguished by prominent fangs visible on Butler's specimen.
Jerry Ayer, a friend of Butler and a fellow taxidermist, who has the possession of the body, has said that he is planning to have it properly stuffed and mounted for public display.
"To be honest, I don't know what it is. I'd probably say it's a freak-of-nature coyote, or a hybrid breed with a genetic mutation," the Telegraph quoted him as having told the Los Angeles Times.
"It has a little fuzz around the feet. Almost like little socks of fur. And there's a little hair up the backbone. Very odd-looking. The hairlessness is sinister because you can see the bones protruding at the hips.
"People say there's a mythical beast and I have one. I'll call it chupacabra because people love it, but I don't know what it is," he added. (ANI)