Contact Us

Yes, There Was a Kinkajous Rampage In Texas


Move over Chupacabra. There is a new nasty mid-sized predator called a Kinkajous wrecking havoc in Texas.

And, unlike the mythical killer of goats and livestock, the Kinkajous is very real.

Real but hard-to-pin-down species-wise. In fact, when homeowners first saw the creature terrorizing their cats with his razor-sharp teeth and running atop their roofs they thought it was an ill-tempered monkey.

The police were called, prompting the beast to bite the deputy who tried to reign him in. For this the authorities named him “rat,” although it’s unclear if that was for his appearance or unpleasant nature.

When they did finally get control of the shifty mammal they were able to identify it as a Kinkajous, a raccoon-like creature that is indigenous to South America’s rain forests.

It is believed “rat” is an escaped pet. He is currently being quarantined and tested for rabies.  Despite his nasty demeanor, we have to say he’s not such a bad looking fellow.

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheFW

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for TheFW quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!