Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 20th, 2010
[Updated from January 18 to January 20. See comment section below for link to confirming new verdict as to the id of this specimen.]
I find no malice in the guys that posted the video, but just honest curiosity. However, what has become of their questions is well on its way to joining the usual media “Chupa” circus.
Sorry but this is another Texas “chupacabra” that translates into, not the traditional spike-haired, bipedal Puerto Rican Chupacabras, but, instead, another American misidentified canid. Or, apparently in this case, a dead procyonid.
While this popped up on YouTube, it is the World Weekly News that has decided to get behind it. Please, consider the source.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.