01/17/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michigan Biologist Solves The Strange Case Of The Chupacubra

The wolf-like, bat-like, snake-like, bear-like, gargoyle-Gollum creature from Hell that sucks the blood out of chickens and goats has been identified. Turns out, it's a coyote with scabies, according to a University biologist, who studied the animal.

Biology Prof. Barry O'Connor said in an interview that the chupacabra is most likely a coyote infested with Sarcoptic mange. The legend of the chupacabra started from a variation of reports in 1995 in Puerto Rico, where balding, bipedal creatures with spikes on their backs were cited killing livestock by sucking their blood dry.

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