Chupacabra

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    Chupacabra at the Fall Nationals at Ft. Shenandoah. Minie balls proved ineffective and it finally succumbed to 2 rounds from a 12 pound Napoleon. :D
     

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    I thought El Chupacabra was supposed to be a reptilian humanoid with spines on its back and wings, or a hairless canine type thing. JK interesting pic, whats the story?
     
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    "Another common description of the chupacabra is of a strange breed of wild dog. This form is mostly hairless and has a pronounced spinal ridge, unusually pronounced eye sockets, fangs, and claws. Unlike conventional predators, the chupacabra is said to drain all of the animal's blood (and sometimes organs) usually through three holes in the shape of a downwards-pointing triangle or through one or two holes.[19]" From Wikipedia
     
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    I was going to ask about that "strange things going on" thread a while back, but I realized that would be getting off topic.
     
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    Are they related to naugas?
     
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    Believe they are cross between a naugas and an imitation. Pretty much got wiped out by GM in the 1960s using their hides for impala seat coverings.
     
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    And I missed the excitement. Darn it, I was stuck in the stat shack.
     
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    I cannot tell you how many fun filled hours I have spent in that building over the years huddled over targets till my eyes wouldn't focus at a distance greater than 12 inches. Thank you for all your hard work at the Nats.
     
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    I had dreamed on retiring from teaching to start a nauga ranch till the bottom fell out of the market. Has anyone looked into breeding velours?
     
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    The Chupacabra is a horrible hairless scratchy thing that came upon a drunken Tejano unawares and left only the bones and shoes. They said one was spotted near Pollock, Texas some years back. I looked for it while visiting my brother in law but found only two drunks and some abandoned children's clothing scraps and shoes in the Crockett National Forest near the Angelina river. I warned my B.i.L. about drinking cheap whiskey and poaching deer in the area, but to no avail. I am still waiting for the phone call from the sheriff's department some dark barely moonlit night. Mamas don't let your children go trick or treating near the forests, only an unspeakable mangling awaits the sojourners of the piney wastes.
     
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    Nope. The NUgas were all killed off to make seat covers for covered wagons!
     
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    Biggest problem I have heard of is that they are very difficult to raise as they go through their rebellious velveteen years.
     
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    That is one ugly critter, on a steek.:eek:
     
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    I thought I shot one once, but it turned out to be a mangy hairless coyote. It had mange so bad it was hairless except for it's whiskers and had a bad case of sunburn. Unusual and ugly best describe it, but it wasn't bulletproof.
     
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    Not sure about velours, but you can't even get $15 for a prime faux pelt anymore. :(
     
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    Velour pelts historical have been useless as a patch material. Seems some time in their past the velours crossbred with polyesters. Their pelts were used somewhat successfully long ago as a material for saddles on mustangs, impalas, broncos and even the mythical thunderbird.
     
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    SDSmlf you really brought back memories of when I was a young pup back in Maine. Polyesters were considered a nuisance and the state paid a bounty. You needed a good polyester dog and a flashlight, and could only hunt them at night and had to use a .22 pistol. One of the ne'er-do-wells in town used to supplement his dole money from the town by hunting them nights when he wasn't siphoning gas. The bounties paid for his daily ration of Ballantine Ale.
     
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    Back in the day, our daily rations came with the PBR red, white and blue label.
     
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    I dunno about up on the High Plains, or down in the Wild Horse Desert, but the Hill Country Chupas is X-stink. They
    used to live in the lush forest of Giant Pecan trees that once stretched from the Brazos River west to what they call Death Valley nowadays, but they was all et by Rattleback Snakes and Giant Wild Boars. The trouble started when the Texas Tree Fox population commenced to decline and a hunter name of Bad Eye decided to hunt Giant Wild Boars instead in order to feed his family. It's a long story and a sad one.

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    Would make a great companion for Walter and the Jalapeno (both on a stick already).....
     
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