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.

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    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.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    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.

  • justagirl

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

  • justagirl

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

    • Hadrian999
      • E.B. Wolf

        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.

        • Hadrian999

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

          • Andrew

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

          • E.B. Wolf

            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?

          • Hadrian999

            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.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Mario says he looks kinda tasty……

      • justagirl

        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.

        • GoodDoktorBad

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

          • justagirl

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

          • GoodDoktorBad

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

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

          • justagirl

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

  • peench

    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.

  • peench

    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.

  • Hadrian999
  • David

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

  • David

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

  • Butter Knife

    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)

  • Butter Knife

    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

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

      Again.

    • dumbsaint

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

  • Bob

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

    and then he shot it….

  • Bob

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

    and then he shot it….

  • Youlldoitandlikeit

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

  • Youlldoitandlikeit

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

    • Liam_McGonagle

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

  • DMD

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

  • DMD

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

    • Liam_McGonagle

      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

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

      • Jin The Ninja

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

    Again.

  • guest

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

  • guest

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

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • bpt

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

  • bpt

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

    • Flidaddy152

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

  • E.B. Wolf

    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.

  • Hadrian999

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • GoodDoktorBad

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

    • Amy

      not the babbyjabberwocky

  • Anonymous

    Mario says he looks kinda tasty……

  • Flidaddy152

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

  • Amyworong

    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…

  • Amyworong

    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…

  • Amy

    not the babbyjabberwocky

  • Anonymous

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

  • Vorvolaka

    Does Monsanto have a lab in Kentucky?

  • Vorvolaka

    Does Monsanto have a lab in Kentucky?

  • Ljc1506

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

  • Ljc1506

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

  • justagirl

    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.

  • Andrew

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

  • E.B. Wolf

    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?

  • Jordan

    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.

  • Jordan

    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.

  • Hadrian999

    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.

  • Anonymous

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

  • justagirl

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

  • Anonymous

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

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

  • Liberal Atheist Combat Veteran

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

  • justagirl

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

  • Bhorton

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

  • Bhorton

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

  • Anonymous

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

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