Despite DNA testing by Texas State University that indicated it was a coyote, the beast's identity is still in doubt to rancher Phylis Canion.
Canion is back to poking and prodding her prize possession, digging up more muscle tissue.
Ever since the DNA testing, Canion says scientists from across the nation have been hounding her for a more accurate match.
They want another sample taken from the animal that had haunted her ranch, and this time, the experts want a back molar.
So the South Texas rancher is playing amateur dentist and extracting the tooth from the beast's mouth to be sent to the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
"We could be looking at something new. Some sub-species within a species. And that's what I'd really like to find out," Canion said.
The DNA results from the veterinary school are due in December and Canion can't wait for the results to see what had been lurking at her ranch.
Oh, she wants it to be a chupacabra----sooooo bad.