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The Huffington Post, reports a KEYT reporter John Palminteri stumbled upon a deceased, hairless creature on the shores of East Beach in Santa Barbara, California after their recent rash of storms.

 

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Source: John Palminteri / KEYT

 

Read more about it here…

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April Fools joke or not a story emerged from Ratcliff, Texas where some intrepid commenters have solved the mystery more accurately than the state biologist, Brent Ortego contacted to watch the film and throw an opinion.

As the story begins a local couple there caught something in their live capture trap, and what  they saw in the cage they weren’t expecting. 

 

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The “creature” captured in the cage.  (Photo Credit: CrossRoadsToday.com)

 

Chupacabra Found Alive?

by Janelle Bludau Newscenter 25.

RATCLIFFE – Deep in the back woods of South Texas, you never know what might be lurking around the corner, or in your tree.

"He saw this strange animal up here eating corn," Jackie Stock said.

In Ratcliffe, a small town in DeWitt County, residents are certain they’ve found the mythical, despicable chupacabra, and this time, it’s alive.

Ratcliffe Resident Jackie Stock said her husband caught the creature Sunday night.

“He called me to come and look, and I said ‘Bubba that looks like a baby chupacabra,’” Stock said.

With its hairless back, large claws, countless teeth and ferocious growl, many would say this animal fits the bill.

“I hunted coons for 20 years with dogs and I ain’t ever seen anything that looks like that right there,” Ratcliffe resident Arlen Parma said.

Parma said one of the biggest signs it’s not a raccoon is its growl.

“A coon doesn’t make that noise, or a possum. What makes that noise? I guess a chupacabra does,” Parma said.

Most people in DeWitt County are convinced this is the elusive chupacabra, but what do wildlife experts have to say?

“The animal in the cage as best I can tell from the view is some sort of a small canine,” Brent Ortego, Wildlife Diversity Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, said.

Ortego said a canine can include a coyote, dog, or even a fox. He said the animal most likely has mange which has caused it to lose its hair. But as for a chupacabra, he thinks otherwise.

“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 said.

Chupacabra or not, right now this little guy is staying at the Stock household, living off a diet of cat food and corn, at least until someone can find out what it really is.

“We were just trying to figure out what it is because we’ve never seen anything like it before,” Stock said.

Source: http://www.crossroadstoday.com/content/news/local/story/Chupacabra-Found-Alive/aXpygx4kqUqHOIanGIw_Lw.cspx

 

The Biologist Ortego claimed that , “The animal in the cage as best I can tell from the view is some sort of a small canine.”

A look at the front paws of the creature and the way it consumes food, easily tells it is not canine in nature.

The commenters on the news agency’s site immediately identified the hairless fellow, as a hairless raccoon. They even submitted a few links, where these pictures conclusively tells all.

 

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Source: http://www.veronews.com/news/indian_river_county/spotlight/humane-society-rescues-rare-hairless-raccoon-from-busy-area/article_1ae776aa-1229-11e1-9cc5-0019bb30f31a.html?mode=image&photo=1

We have to remember folks, that science is not perfect, because it always has a human element to it.

 

Till Next Time,

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Things like this give me hope for the discovery of some our favorite cryptids including our hairy friends, the Sasquatch.

This article popped on the newswire and it is very exciting for those who love to search for the unknown.

‘Kraken’ caught on film at last

Nature’s Mysteries /Published January 07, 2013 /FoxNews.com

“The elusive giant squid, which can grow to a monstrous 26 feet in length and is likely the source of the Nordic legend of the kraken, has been captured on film at last.

The creature spends its days trawling the depths of the Pacific Ocean, at a depth where there is little oxygen or light and crushing pressure from the immense weight of the water above. It was spied by Japan’s National Science Museum, working in tandem with Japanese broadcaster NHK and the Discovery Channel, according to AFP.

"It was shining and so beautiful," museum researcher Tsunemi Kubodera told AFP. "I was so thrilled when I saw it first hand, but I was confident we would because we rigorously researched the areas we might find it, based on past data."

The immense creature, which has razor-toothed suckers and eyes the size of dinner plates, has been the subject of fables and fairy tales since ancient times. The Norse legend of the sea monster and the Scylla from Greek mythology might have derived from the giant squid.

 

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Footage captured by NHK and Discovery Channel in July 2012 shows a giant squid in the sea’s depths. (NHK/NEP/Discovery Channel)

This is the first recorded footage of the giant squid in its natural habitat, squid specialist Kudobera said. He also filmed what he says was the first live video footage of a giant squid in 2006, but only from his boat after it was hooked and brought up to the surface.

"Researchers around the world have tried to film giant squid in their natural habitats, but all attempts were in vain before," Kubodera said.

The squid was spotted at a depth of around 2,000 feet using a submersible in July, about 10 miles east of Chichi island in the north Pacific Ocean.

"With this footage we hope to discover more about the life of the species," he told AFP, adding that he planned to publish his findings soon.

Discovery Channel will air the footage in the special “Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real,” on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 10PM EST.

"Our crew came face-to-face with the giant squid, and it’s the ideal season finale for our ‘Curiousity’ series that stirs the imagination of our audience, bravely asking questions and fearlessly seeking answers. This latest production, four years in the making, is a world-first achievement for television, and I’m excited to share it,” said Eileen O’Neill, group president of Discovery and TLC Networks.

Which other mystical creatures will finally be revealed? We’re looking at you, Bigfoot.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/01/07/kraken-caught-on-film-at-last/?intcmp=obinsite#ixzz2Hk92HC9x

Keep the search alive folks!!

Till Next time,

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