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1/18/06-Angelina County

Mysterious Dog-Like Creature Shot And Killed

Over the last few years we've shown you pictures of a mysterious dog-like creature found in East Texas' woods.

This weekend, two brothers were out hunting squirrels when they were surprised by a very similar animal. The brothers shot it and killed it. It has leathery skin, long teeth, and hind legs longer than its front legs. One of the brothers, Kolby Russell, said this isn't his first run in with the creature.

"I had chased it a couple times earlier, about a month ago, and my friends didn't believe me. I finally showed them and they did."

So is it just a mangy dog?

"I've seen mange before and he has a body kind of built like a coyote, but he's real skinny", says the other brother, Coty Russell. 

In the past, East Texans have e-mailed us that similar creatures were just dogs with mange, a coyote crossbreed, or the mythical Mexican creature, the Chupacabra.

The creature has been handed over to Angelina County authorities who are going to determine what to do with it next.

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