You're probably right. Most of the supposed chupacabras have turned out to be just that. I read more about the subject here and the writer brought up an interesting point- the argument of ignorance. It's a chupacabra because it hasn't been proven otherwise. People will believe whatever they want to.Come on already! This is just a dog with mange. Not a chupacobra.
The ORIGINAL Chupacabra was from Puerto Rico, and was the red eyed alien/lizard/gargoyle looking thing, locals believed it escaped from a near bye lab, or escaped from the mountains in an earthquake. Later the reports spread to South America, and Mexico. This mangy dog thing was dubbed Chupacabra by a Texas reporter, just looking to generate attention, it has nothing to do with original reports, just a poor mangy animal.That's one of the interpretations. Some people believe it to be a coyote-like creature.
Yeah, it's cool that there are new species being formed all the time, but my problem is them calling it chupacabra, they might as well called it Bigfoot, it's just not the same critter, if it exists at al.There was show on NatGeo last night called Paranatural or someting to that nature. It was all about the chupacabra. Supposedly they DNA'd one thet found hit by a car and it's supposed to be a coyote/wolf hybrid. I don't know what it was, but it was pretty cool looking either way.