Chupacabra Shot Dead In Kentucky?

enhanced-buzz-7460-1293293496-0Perhaps, although the truth may be more mundane. A man in Kentucky’s Nelson County shot and killed a bizarre, hairless animal after it emerged from the woods as “he feared what it was, since he did not recognize it.” Naturally, local residents are now letting forth with Chupacabra claims, WAVE 3 News reports:

Has a mythical creature made its way to Kentucky? Some people seem to think so, after a Nelson County man came across a creature with grayish, wrinkly skin and no fur.

Mark Cothren shot and killed an animal on Dec. 18 because he said he feared what it was, since he did not recognize it. He said the animal walked from the woods onto his front yard around 3 p.m. Cothren lives on Mount Carmel Church Road in Lebanon Junction.

“I was like: ‘every animal has hair, especially this

time of year!’ What puzzled me is how something like that could survive through a winter with no hair,” Cothren said.

“Everybody is getting very curious, you know. [The] phone is ringing off the hook. It’s kind of a mystery right now,” Cothren said.

Cothren described the creature as having large ears, whiskers, a long tail, and about the size of a house cat. He says many people have tried to guess what the animal may be. He said he’s heard anything from raccoon to a dog to the legendary Chupacabra.

Legend has it the Chupacabra – also known as the “Goat Sucker” – kills goats and sucks their blood. The fabled creature has supposedly been spotted in South America, Mexico, Puerto Rico, as well as Texas and Oklahoma.

Cothren says he has spoken with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and is preserving the animal to hand over to them.

72 Comments on "Chupacabra Shot Dead In Kentucky?"

  1. Liam_McGonagle | Jan 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm |

    Cool. It’d be great if it really turns out to be some as of yet undiscovered animal species.

    But my guess is its something like a dog or fox with a severe case of mange.

  2. Liam_McGonagle | Jan 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm |

    Cool. It’d be great if it really turns out to be some as of yet undiscovered animal species.

    But my guess is its something like a dog or fox with a severe case of mange.

  3. justagirl | Jan 5, 2011 at 7:43 pm |

    what’s even more bizarre is that the hillbilly didn’t fry it up.

  4. justagirl | Jan 5, 2011 at 3:43 pm |

    what’s even more bizarre is that the hillbilly didn’t fry it up.

  5. isn’t the Chubacabra usually described as being a scaly, bug-eyed humanoid creature? A dog with severe mange doesn’t come close to fitting that description.

  6. isn’t the Chubacabra usually described as being a scaly, bug-eyed humanoid creature? A dog with severe mange doesn’t come close to fitting that description.

  7. “didnt know what the derrned thing was so i put a bullet in its hide!”

  8. “didnt know what the derrned thing was so i put a bullet in its hide!”

  9. Butter Knife | Jan 5, 2011 at 11:02 pm |

    I don’t suppose it might be one of those hairless hypo-allergenic housecats… that would fit the given description, and they’re definitely kind of freaky looking, but not nearly as cool as a chupacabra.

    Or maybe it’s just some critter with a condition similar to this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlequin_type_ichthyosis (warning: article contains images that many find disturbing… don’t say I didn’t warn you, this is not a troll)

  10. Butter Knife | Jan 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm |

    I don’t suppose it might be one of those hairless hypo-allergenic housecats… that would fit the given description, and they’re definitely kind of freaky looking, but not nearly as cool as a chupacabra.

    Or maybe it’s just some critter with a condition similar to this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlequin_type_ichthyosis (warning: article contains images that many find disturbing… don’t say I didn’t warn you, this is not a troll)

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jan 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm |

      Thanks for the link. Now I’ve gotten puke all over the keyboard.

      Again.

    • dumbsaint | Jan 6, 2011 at 3:36 am |

      Harlequin Ichthyosis is pretty heartbreaking. Basically it condemns a child to a short and miserable existence.

  11. “What puzzled me is how something like that could survive through a winter with no hair,” Cothren said.”

    and then he shot it….

  12. “What puzzled me is how something like that could survive through a winter with no hair,” Cothren said.”

    and then he shot it….

  13. Youlldoitandlikeit | Jan 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm |

    when the hillbilly is old and hairless, can i shoot it?

  14. Youlldoitandlikeit | Jan 5, 2011 at 7:23 pm |

    when the hillbilly is old and hairless, can i shoot it?

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jan 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm |

      Maybe this just goes to show that inbreeding isn’t only a hillbilly problem.

  15. “What the hell is that? I better kill it because it’s weird!” What kind of mentality is that?

  16. “What the hell is that? I better kill it because it’s weird!” What kind of mentality is that?

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jan 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm |

      Good question.

      However, I bet there are a few key details left out of this account. If the animal was sick, as more than one commentor has postulated, it may have been behaving strangely. Maybe staggering, snarling, frothing at the mouth.

      In the circumstances, I can well imagine feeling threatened by the creature’s bizarre appearance. ‘Course I can’t say for sure, not having been there.

    • Liberal Atheist Combat Veteran | Jan 8, 2011 at 7:52 am |

      Are you saying you wouldn’t shoot an animal that seemed to be behaving aggressively towards you?

      • Jin The Ninja | Jul 14, 2011 at 8:38 pm |

        nope….not very in the spirit of ninja to kill something that doesn’t have say…a GUN.

  17. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2011 at 12:11 am |

    Maybe this just goes to show that inbreeding isn’t only a hillbilly problem.

  18. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2011 at 12:19 am |

    Thanks for the link. Now I’ve gotten puke all over the keyboard.

    Again.

  19. It’s probably just a sphynx cat
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphynx_%28cat%29

  20. It’s probably just a sphynx cat
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphynx_%28cat%29

  21. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2011 at 1:02 am |

    Good question.

    However, I bet there are a few key details left out of this account. If the animal was sick, as more than one commentor has postulated, it may have been behaving strangely. Maybe staggering, snarling, frothing at the mouth.

    In the circumstances, I can well imagine feeling threatened by the creature’s bizarre appearance. ‘Course I can’t say for sure, not having been there.

  22. It is likely a raccoon with mange. Look at the paws.

  23. It is likely a raccoon with mange. Look at the paws.

    • Flidaddy152 | Jan 6, 2011 at 12:16 am |

      I’m pretty sure it’s an opossum with some sort of mite infestation or skin disease.

  24. E.B. Wolf | Jan 6, 2011 at 2:22 am |

    That’s how it should be. Only shoot what you’re going to eat, unless it’s going to eat you if you don’t.

  25. Hadrian999 | Jan 6, 2011 at 2:35 am |

    I don’t know if i’d have the nerve to eat something that mutated

  26. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2011 at 3:59 am |

    “Oh my God, they shot Chupa!! Bastards!!”

  27. GoodDoktorBad | Jan 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm |

    “Oh my God, they shot Chupa!! Bastards!!”

  28. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2011 at 4:01 am |

    Mario says he looks kinda tasty……

  29. Flidaddy152 | Jan 6, 2011 at 4:16 am |

    I’m pretty sure it’s an opossum with some sort of mite infestation or skin disease.

  30. Amyworong | Jan 6, 2011 at 7:08 am |

    ok….first of all a hillbilly shoots something that small in the head? zeds dead with no head… and believe me, nelson county is a reall winner! second of all it looks like one of those damn scary hairless cats….whatever…it was probably ganking somones pills and they got pissed….end of story…HA! its i joy in the commonwealth…

  31. Amyworong | Jan 6, 2011 at 3:08 am |

    ok….first of all a hillbilly shoots something that small in the head? zeds dead with no head… and believe me, nelson county is a reall winner! second of all it looks like one of those damn scary hairless cats….whatever…it was probably ganking somones pills and they got pissed….end of story…HA! its i joy in the commonwealth…

  32. not the babbyjabberwocky

  33. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2011 at 7:36 am |

    Harlequin Ichthyosis is pretty heartbreaking. Basically it condemns a child to a short and miserable existence.

  34. Vorvolaka | Jan 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm |

    Does Monsanto have a lab in Kentucky?

  35. Vorvolaka | Jan 6, 2011 at 8:26 am |

    Does Monsanto have a lab in Kentucky?

  36. killed for being different….the guy should of done himself in and spared the world one less mong instead!

  37. killed for being different….the guy should of done himself in and spared the world one less mong instead!

  38. justagirl | Jan 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm |

    you lie. kitterz only likes to eat what he kills himself.
    anyway, chupacabra would pull out his magic wand and soon they would be having tea together and sharing a smoke.

  39. Come on, the idea that what you eat has an effect on you is a liberal lie.

  40. E.B. Wolf | Jan 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm |

    It’s just a few extra legs. Could it really be much worse than cows or chickens pumped up on hormones and fed shit their entire lives?

  41. This is exactly why these right-wing country a-holes don’t need to be packing guns… or anyone else for that matter. Hunting is a great American pastime, however, from experience and from this story, people really do shoot at anything that moves. I don’t know about you people, but being in the woods and knowing this, scares the living shit out of me. So, even with respect to the ‘sport’ itself and loving some deer meat as much as the next guy, this is just unreasonable. Plus, that animal kind of resembles a type of chihuahua (the ears especially) or possibly a Mexican hairless dog. My guess is as good as yours.

  42. This is exactly why these right-wing country a-holes don’t need to be packing guns… or anyone else for that matter. Hunting is a great American pastime, however, from experience and from this story, people really do shoot at anything that moves. I don’t know about you people, but being in the woods and knowing this, scares the living shit out of me. So, even with respect to the ‘sport’ itself and loving some deer meat as much as the next guy, this is just unreasonable. Plus, that animal kind of resembles a type of chihuahua (the ears especially) or possibly a Mexican hairless dog. My guess is as good as yours.

  43. Hadrian999 | Jan 6, 2011 at 10:42 pm |

    extra legs and both sex organs
    and thankfully I live in the midwest where it’s pretty easy to get naturally raised beef, pork, and chicken.

  44. Anonymous | Jan 7, 2011 at 5:10 am |

    Watch what you say sweet-meat….he also dines on long-pork

  45. justagirl | Jan 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm |

    long-pork(?) verily, the poor thing must be starving with only YOU around to feed it.

  46. Anonymous | Jan 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm |

    Un-true and unkind……silly girl….lol

    Long-pork is a term for human meat…..google it…

  47. Liberal Atheist Combat Veteran | Jan 8, 2011 at 11:52 am |

    Are you saying you wouldn’t shoot an animal that seemed to be behaving aggressively towards you?

  48. justagirl | Jan 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm |

    “unkind”? i was provoked. (nice try.) i forgive you.

  49. Nothing like not having enough intelligence to live and let live, just shoot something and ask questions later. Rednecks at work………..

  50. Nothing like not having enough intelligence to live and let live, just shoot something and ask questions later. Rednecks at work………..

  51. Anonymous | Jul 15, 2011 at 12:38 am |

    nope….not very in the spirit of ninja to kill something that doesn’t have say…a GUN.

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