Well, I stumbled upon this video today from Yahoo! to CNN.com.
(Here's Hoping the link works)
Much to my surprise (not really) the creature shown here looks quite a bit like some previous footage of this so called "Chupacabra":
From August 2008
From September 2007
What's also is interesting is that these creatures are all found in the Texas area. It seems the past few years these creatures have been showing up, what ever they are. What's sad is that the taxidermist is keeping it after he stuffs it and is sending "samples" to some universities for identification.
I say send the whole damned thing to the proper experts for a thorough diagnosis.
Is it a fair assumption to label these things as the "mythical chupacabra" or is it just plain old scapegoating; this odd thing could be it therefor it must be it mentality? Should the mystery then be labeled "case closed"?
Or should the chupacabra mythology continue on, skipping these creatures, and still remain elusive? Isn't that the fun part of cryptozoology? The mystical creature is always one step away from capture and thus the chase continues, always remaining a challenge to find?
Of course, pseudoscience and mythological questions aside, what about the real questions in the real world? What exactly are these things? How did they become this way, if they are descendants of wolves/dogs? Is this population big? Growing? Perhaps a bottleneck population with bad genes? Perhaps a birth of a new species?
It seems like the recent popularity of finding these creatures is increasing and its only a matter of time til we can properly observe and learn from them.