A Texas teenager has shot and killed what he believes may be the fabled chupacabra.
Carter Pope, 13, said he woke up Sunday at his home in La Salle and saw a strange animal walking across his backyard.
“Something slowly came across and started shaking, slowly moving across,” Carter said. “It was gray, no hair at all. I thought that’s a chupacabra.”
Carter said he ran to his parents’ room to wake up his dad to come see what he had discovered.
“I thought I’m dreaming or this kid is crazy,” said Carter’s father, Will. “Probably a little bit of both.”
Carter said it was about 200 feet away when he fired three shots before the animal stopped moving.
Many believe the chupacabra is a legendary creature that sucks the blood of livestock.
Carter said he took hair and skin samples to get tested to put an end to the mystery once and for all.