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Chupacabra fact, not fiction say some Texas residents

Rocky Vincent Rocky Vincent
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Fort Worth Zoo expert John Ward Fort Worth Zoo expert John Ward
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Cody Caraway golf course employee Cody Caraway golf course employee

WISE COUNTY, TX (CNN) - The legend of the chupacabra is no longer a legend to some Texas residents. They claim to have seen a creature that may be it!

Rocky Vincent looks for golf balls on the job at the club at runaway bay golf course. He saw something on the course he'll never forget.

"It was like a shaved weenie dog, with raccoon feet, a possum tail and a possum head," said Vincent. "It had...been inbred way too many times or something."

Pictures show a hairless dead animal, with odd limbs and feet and sharp teeth. Could it be the legendary chupacabra or goat sucker?

"I don't know," said Vincent. "It's just weird. Weird animal."

He saw the dead animal lying in the back of the driving range near a wooded area. It wasn't very big.

Fort Worth Zoo expert John Ward took a look at the pictures.

"I couldn't say if it was a coyote or just a stray dog," he said. "But it looks like it's got some sort of skin condition - mange. Looks a little swollen, and it doesn't have a lick of hair on it."

Cody Caraway is another golf course employee who, after looking at the pictures on a friend's Facebook page, doesn't think the animal is a coyote.

"If you look at the claws on it and the feet, there's nothing like it," he said. "I've never seen anything like it."

And so, the legend lives on.

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