Texas' favorite mythical flying beast, El Chupacabras, stands 6 feet tall.
He has sharp fangs.
Also red eyes.
Also a new home in Wise County.
The legendary goat-killing monster of South Texas has been named the official mascot of Runaway Bay, "Home of the Chupacabra."
That's where townsfolk found the body of a pathetic little hairless raccoon on a golf course and joked that it must be the famous winged creature -- officially El Chupacabras, often called the chupacabra.
Not to be outdone, the owner of a religious museum near Lubbock claims that he has a stuffed chupacabra.
The Independent Creationist Association in Crosbyton is advertising: "See the real chupacabra. ... Finally one has been caught."
Curator Joe Taylor says he has always believed that man walked the earth with dinosaurs.
Now, he believes that both walked with the chupacabra.
"Sure, I believe that," he said by phone from Crosbyton.
At his Mount Blanco Fossil Museum, he said, he spends a lot of time looking at animal bones.
"This isn't the mythical chupacabra," he acknowledged, adding seriously: "There's two kinds."
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