VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas — Just like Bigfoot, stories about the mysterious Chupacabra have been circulating for decades.
Now, a South Texas couple says they have proof the legendary creature exists.
Doug and Lucy Ohrt say their grandson recently shot and killed Chupacabra on their ranch in Victoria County.
“My grandson ran and got the gun and shot it at 240 yards, and my grandchildren said, ‘oh that’s a chupacabra,’” said Lucy Ohrt.
But a wildlife biologist says it’s more likely to be a creature with mange.
Sarcoptic mange is a class of skin diseases caused by parasitic mites and can infect numerous animals.
Wildlife officials said they get quite a few calls from people saying they’ve spotted a Chupacabra.
The name means goat sucker and the creature is said to suck the blood of livestock.