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All Hallows Eve is near, so this might be the time to bring you a story of a normally quiet Mississippi town where the residents are baffled as to what kind of creature has been spotted around town.

If a zombie had a dog, it would look like that." resident, Jennifer Whitfield.

Welcome to Picayune, where one 11-year old even managed to catch the creature on film.

Needless to say, the town has been on edge. They needed an experts opinion so they called the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. They said it was a creature was a "coyote with mange."

Well, there goes the Chupacabra, zombie dog, and ‘squatchdog' theories.

Until it's captured and positively identified, the residents will carry on with their lives, albeit a little more cautiously.

"I kept looking up ‘hairless coyote,' and it kept saying ‘chupacabra'. We've been running back and forth to our cars because we didn't want the chupacabra to get us." - Amanda Denton, resident.