Cuero, Texas “Chupacabras” Was Mangy Coyote

"When we were doing field research in Laredo, 60% to 70% of the wild canids such as coyotes had mange."

- Danny Pence, Ph.D., Texas Tech Health Sciences

Cuero, Texas (hour southeast of San Antonio), July 14, 2007, hairless, purplish-gray animal found dead on road in front of the Canion family ranch. Image © 2007 by Phylis Canion.
Cuero, Texas (hour southeast of San Antonio), July 14, 2007, hairless, purplish-gray animal found dead on road in front of the Canion family ranch. Image © 2007 by Phylis Canion.
Cuero, Texas, southeast of San Antonio, was incorporated in 1875 and became DeWitt County's county seat. Modern population is about 6,000.
Cuero, Texas, southeast of San Antonio, was incorporated in 1875 and became DeWitt County's county seat. Modern population is about 6,000.

November 2 , 2007  Lubbock, Texas   -  One of the most well-respected authorities on mange in coyotes and other canids is Danny Pence, Ph.D. in Parasitology, Prof. Emeritus of Pathology in the School of Medicine, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and Wildlife Management Department in Lubbock, Texas. In the 1980s to 1990s, Prof. Pence also edited the Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

 

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