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Mysterious figure sparks legendary “Chupacabra” rumors after being spotted at the roaming zoo

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Security cameras caught a strange figure in the early hours one day last month, sparking wild rumors and theories about a mythical species said to drink animal blood

A legendary creature known as the chupacabra may have been caught on camera roaming around a zoo.

The picture was taken at the menagerie in Amarillo, USA, and city officials are now trying to find out more if it’s actually a chupacabra.

The mysterious beast is well known in folklore in parts of America, with the vampire-like being said to drink the blood of animals after attacking them, particularly sheep and goats.

The first mention of a chupacabra was in 1995 when eight sheep were found dead in Puerto Rico, each with three stab wounds to the chest and all drained of blood.

Since then, the beast has been accused of various animal mutilations, with eyewitnesses claiming to have seen the creature.

And now, evidence of the elusive beast’s existence may finally have surfaced… although the grainy image could well represent someone in costume, a man in a fancy hat, or even some sort of “real” animal.

But one thing is for sure, the city of Amarillo is desperate to find out what the zoo caught on its security cameras as it was sneaking around a fence at 1:25 a.m. on May 21, and is asking for the public’s help.

They asked, “Is it a person with a strange hat who likes to go for a night walk? A chupacabra? Do you have any idea what this UAO – Unidentified Amarillo Object – could be?”

Zoo staff discovered the strange image while going through their surveillance cameras, and they have no idea what the creature was.

Twitter was awash with possible explanations, with one saying, “It’s just a homeless guy with a bunch of weird clothes.”

“Looks like someone in a fur suit to me,” added another.

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A more plausible explanation came from an interested viewer, who said: “My guess would be a coyote jumping over the fence rotated a bit to the right to face the camera directly. It’s blurry compared to the surroundings, probably due to the mid-hop coyote’s speed and the camera’s low light/exposure time.”

Others were more skeptical, with one cynic writing: “What camera took this picture and why is it there for this small section of fence in the first place?” Did something happen on that section of fence that caused you to place a camera there, or was this a staged photo for the public?”

Michael Kashuba, director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Amarillo, told News Channel 10, “We’d love to hear feedback from the community on what they think it could be. It’s a very unique image and we’re excited to see what the community thinks about it. The photo is absolutely real.”

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