KUSA - New on TV: 'The Unexplained Files.' This is a new Science Channel series that looks at the strange and unexplainable.
One of the more interesting cases involves the blood sucking Blue Dogs of Texas.
As a ranch owner in Texas, Phylis Canion spotted Blue Dogs on her property. The bizarre creatures prey on livestock and kill them by ripping out their necks and draining their blood. Canion had DNA tests conducted but says no one has any idea what this creature actually is.
Canion picked it up off the side of a road near her ranch in Cuero, Texas, back in 2007, at a time when she had been trying to figure out what was killing her chickens.
"Each time we found a chicken dead, it was opened up ... in its throat area," Canion explained. "It appeared that all the blood was out of it."
Twenty-eight chickens were lost before she found the dead carcass. It was unlike any animal she'd had ever seen before. It weighed about 40 pounds with steel blue eyes, a snout with an overbite, and strange skin closer to an elephant's epidermis than the hair associated with canines like wolves or coyotes.
Canion brought the remains to a taxidermist, and now keeps the Blue Dog on display at her home.
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