The chupacabra, which means "goat sucker" in Spanish, has terrified livestock owners for a long time. But does the the legendary hairless animal really exist? Or is it a modern day myth?
Cryptozoologists at the University of Michigan say they have an answer. They believe the real cause behind the chupacabra is a tiny parasite, which causes coyotes to lose all their hair. Coyotes with severe scabies infections are now thought to be the source of the sightings. Scientists say scabies can do a lot of damage - and mortality can be relatively high.