Around Aug 16, 2005, another "Cupacabra" was shot and killed. I hate to see a unique animal killed. Ranchers, I'll personally give you a $50 reward (and growing) if you catch one alive and let me come and pick it up and take it to a vet instead of killing it! No coyotes with mange, shaved dogs or other tricks please. Animal must match creature in photo (or be some other large as yet unclassified land animal).
The "coyote with mange" theory seems far fetched to me. I'd like to find out for sure. As far as I know Coyotes don't have tails that long.
Also, Reginald reported it had a woolly coating, instead of hair. "The animal's hide felt like wool." (earthfiles interview). It seems to be a large as yet unclassified land mammal.
See our Chupacabra article about a multiple eye-witness sighting in California.
"In Coleman, a city of 5,100 or so people 52 miles south of Abilene Reginald Lagow, 89. Lagow and neighbor Carole Burroughs lost about 30 chickens total. The creature was quick. Burroughs, 71, never saw it alive, even though it hunted during the day. Lagow tried to catch it in traps, but the animal was too smart, he said. Lagow saw it catch one of the last of his chickens, but it scampered away before he could get close. He said it had rusty-colored hair and it looked unlike anything he had ever seen. Finally, a neighbor's dog cornered the creature in a chicken coop and the man shot it. Lagow snapped pictures of the animal's body."
"Since Memorial Day 2004, three strange creatures that look alike have been killed on Texas farms in Elmendorf near San Antonio; Pollok near Lufkin; and Coleman southeast of Abilene."
Does the Save a Chupacabra reward idea sound fun?
Want to kick in a dollar or two?
If you'd like to add to the Live Chupacabra reward, please donate and specify "Chupacabra Reward".