Tulsa’s News On 6 has reported that a bizarre-looking, rat-like animal dubbed the “Dry Gulch Chupacabra” — that eyewitnesses claim has been roaming the countryside of rural Mayes County — has been captured and turned over to wildlife experts.
Jeremy Scheffel (who, along with his cohort Josh Cook, managed to capture the animal) claimed he first encountered the strange creature on his back porch a few weeks ago when he turned on an outside light he saw the thing scurry away. Scheffel stated that the rodent-like creature was so odd that he questioned his sanity:
“It looks like a huge rat. It’s kind of creepy.”
Scheffel and Cook turned the creature over to the experts at Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in Claremore. Experts at the WHR believe that the creature (much like most accounts of south-western NEO-CHUPACABRAS) is nothing more than a raccoon that has an advanced case of mange.