To some it is a strange hybrid of coyote and hairless dog, to others it is merely a coyote with a severe case of mange. And yet others believe we may be seeing an entirely new creature, and that we are witnessing evolution in progress.
Whatever the consensus is, enough of these creatures have made news in recent years that if one shows up, it is a safe bet that it will be referred to as a Texas Chupacabras (as opposed to the much more alien-looking Puerto Rican Chupacabras).
And now, yet another carcass of these mystery canids has turned up, again in Texas. What is it??? Mangy coyote? Hybrid wolf/dog/coyote? An entirely new species? Or maybe a Xoloitzcuintle? What do you think?