A trail cam in Alabama caught a photo of what many believe to be a Chupacabra.

The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Department has studied the photo and has released a statement detailing what they think the photo shows.

Alabama Chupacabra
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Alabama Chupacabra Caught On Trail Cam

An Alabama Wild Life and Freshwater Fisheries trail cam recently caught a few photos of an animal many people are saying is a chupacabra.

Chupacabra translates to English meaning "Goat Sucker".

The mythical chupacabra is a popular Latin American legend about a creature that attacks animals and drinks their blood.

Legend has it the chupacabra doesn't eat its victims, it only sucks their blood.

From britannica.com -

"Chupacabras were first reported in 1995, in Puerto Rico, where they were blamed for attacks on goats, sheep, and other domestic animals, supposedly leaving uneaten carcasses that were drained of blood."

In a Facebook post, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries posted a couple of photos of what appears to be incredible photo evidence of a mythical chupacabra.

No way it's anything other than a chupacabra, right?

Not so fast.

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division

The coyote with a terrible case of mange sure does look a whole lot like photos you've seen through the years of supposed chupacabras, doesn't it?

According to AWFFD in some cases, the animal can recover from mange.

Read more at fieldandstream.com.

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