It's hairless with large ears, big fangs and grayish skin. So it must be the legendary bloodsucking creature known as the chupacabra (translation: "goat sucker"), according to Texan Phylis Canion, who scooped up the curious roadkill and stuffed it in the freezer for posterity. She's saving it for DNA testing, but one scientist says it's just a mutated dog.
"I'm not going to tell you that's it's not a chupacabra. I just think a chupacabra is a dog," said one vet. Technicalities aside, the animal has captured the local imagination and beyond, AP reports. Canion sells chupacabra T-shirts from Texas to Brunei. "If everyone has a fun time with it, we'll keep doing it," she said.