Published October 30, 2013
The infamous 'chupacabra' may have resurfaced again just in time for Halloween. Mississippi residents caught the hairless monster on camera on a lot near their home.
"If a zombie had a dog, it would look like that," Jennifer Whitfield who captured the video of the mysterious creature told WLOX.
After posting the video online, Whitfield discovered she wasn't the only one in her neighborhood to spot the creature.
"I kept looking up ‘hairless coyote,' and it kept saying ‘chupacabra,'" Amanda Denton who lives a few streets over from Whitfield told the station. "We've been running back and forth to our cars because we didn't want the chupacabra to get us."
Denton and her husband Jonathan called Animal Control who were unable to capture the animal.
"I didn't know what it was, but then Animal Control couldn't find it, so maybe it was a chupacabra," Jonathan told WLOX.
Whether the animal is the mythical chupacabra who is said to kill animals and then suck their blood, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks warns residents to stay away should they encounter the creature.
"It's probably sick, weak, and not able to hunt on its own, so it's going to the nearest food source it can find," Sgt. Burnette told the station.