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Is Bizarre Creature Caught on Video a Chupacabra?

Posted: 08/16/11 09:34 PM ET

This week's Animal Oddity falls smack into the realm of cryptozoology. In addition to Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and Mothman, probably the next most famous creature-that-might-exist is the Chupacabra.

The legend of the Chupacabra began in Chile and Puerto Rico back in the 1990s with tales of a winged, lizard-like humanoid creature that killed goats and other livestock and drained them of blood.

More recently, however, the term has been used to describe a horrifically ugly four-legged, gray-skinned animal that has been sighted across the mainland United States, from Texas to Arkansas to Kentucky -- and now most recently in Maryland.

Here's a news report of a bizarre-looking animal that was recently trapped and released this week in that Mid-Atlantic state. What do you think it is?

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