7/22/2011 9:00 AM ET |
Filed under: R.I.P.
13-year-old Carter Pope spotted a strange animal walking across a field and ran to get his dad who was also amazed by what he saw.
Carter then grabbed his gun (totally normal reaction) and fired three shots, killing the animal.
The chupacabra is a mythical creature — kinda like "Big Foot" or the "Down-To-Earth Actor" — but some wildlife biologists believe it is a sick coyote or other wild animal, rather than the vampire-like monster it's rumored to be.
Since 2007, Canion's creature has been identified as a coyote crossed with a Mexican wolf, but this kid is probably gonna tell his friends he killed a chupacabra.
[image via victoriaadvocate.com]
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