Texas Zoo Captures Image of an Unidentified CreatureBy RodneyHatfieldJr for Creepy
As I have always said. With everyone having a camera in their pockets, on vehicles, and strapped to everything from helmets to body harnesses, it is only a matter of time before we capture a cryptid on film. Well, some are saying that has finally happened.
Around 1:25 a.m. on May 21, security cameras inside a perimeter fence at the Amarillo Zoo in Texas captured a weird CCTV image outside the zoo. Now the city of Amarillo is seeking the public's input to help solve the mystery.
Is it a person with a strange hat who is taking a midnight stroll? A very large coyote on its hind legs? A chupacabra? Skinwalker? According to the local news, the strange visitor is a UAO; Unidentified Amarillo Object. A black-and-white image from the footage shows a humanoid creature with long arms and an animal-life face standing upright in the grass. No animals or individuals were harmed. There were no signs of criminal activity or vandalism. It is definitely a strange and interesting image.
For some of you who are not as informed as others on Cryptoids, let's dive into what a chupacabra is. Chupacabra is a Latin American legend of a monstrous creature attacking animals and consuming their blood. The name is derived from the Spanish words chupar “to suck” and cabra “goat” and can be translated as “goat-sucker.” ( I know why not call it Cabrachupar, but I am not well versed in Spanish, and I guess cabrachupar sounds like a Mario character.) The chupacabra has been characterized as the southern equivalent of the Sasquatch.
First reported in 1995, in Puerto Rico, where they were blamed for attacks on goats, sheep, and other domestic animals, leaving uneaten carcasses that were drained of blood. Official reports described a creature that stood upright and resembled a large reptilian kangaroo with huge red eyes. A heavy creature the size of a small bear with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. No actual specimens have ever been found. However, skeptics suggested that the witnesses may have been influenced by the horror film Species (1995). The film features a monster of a similar appearance. Sightings have been reported throughout the Americas and as far north as the United States.
Another more common description of the chupacabra is a strange breed of wild dog. This form is mostly hairless and has a pronounced spinal ridge, unusually pronounced eye sockets, fangs, and claws. Unlike conventional predators, the chupacabra is said to drain all of the animal's blood (and sometimes organs) usually through three holes in the shape of a downwards-pointing triangle, but sometimes through only one or two holes.
So what do you think? Is it the real thing, something else, or a prank? I think I have a cheap camera I paid 81 pounds for that can photograph the ass hair of a squirrel at 91 meters. Yet you have a huge profitable zoo that has CCTV cameras that take pictures that look like they were made in the 1930s. My gut tells me it is a fake, but I am neither a cryptozoologist nor an expert in photography. The mystery is unsolved.
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