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Mystery Animal Identified in Florida, Died Soon After
A strange, alien-looking animal turned up shivering under a car in Windermere, Florida on Nov. 16.
The homeowners managed to trap the sickly creature and brought it to the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge in Orlando, Florida, the next day.
The creature defied all attempts at identification. The 6 pound quadruped looked like a Chihuahua crossed with a hairless rat—some people called it a chupacabra, after a mythical Mexican monster.
Debbie Helsel, Back to Nature’s executive director, told the Orlando Sentinel that the creature was, in fact a hairless raccoon.