Residents in Southern California have reported witnessing the legendary Chupacabra in the city of Riverside. 

According to one witness, Cary Shuker, the strange creature was lurking outside his home and had “two feet longer than the largest coyote you’ve ever seen” with a rat-like tail.

Unexplained-mysteries.com reports: After being shooed away, the mystery denizen reportedly turned around and snarled.

“It was cussing me out, basically,” said Shuker. “I stole its breakfast. It was hunting my cat.”

So far three people in the same area have reported sightings of the creature, however cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, who has been investigating reports of mysterious creatures for years, believes that it is far more likely to have been a coyote with mange than the legendary Chupacabra.

“DNA results prove these are 100 percent canid, usually with mange,” he said. “People label dog-like cryptic beasts ‘Chupacabras’ because they love mysteries, and it’s the hip thing to do.”

A local news report featuring an interview with Shuker about his sighting can be viewed below.