Unidentifiable animal caught on Texas park camera trap

Apr 10, 2023

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Unidentifiable animal caught on Texas park camera trap

Apr 10, 2023

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

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Unidentifiable animal caught on Texas park camera trap

Rangers at a Texan State Park are scratching their heads after an unidentifiable animal object was filmed on one of the park’s wildlife cameras. The mystery animal was seen at night and has caused quite a debate about what sort of creature it could be.

The animal was apparently caught on camera by a park visitor’s wildlife camera trap and then donated to the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park to help identify it.

“We’re scratching our heads trying to identify this elusive creature,” officials said on Facebook. “Is it a new species? An escapee from a nearby zoo? Or just a park range in disguise? Regardless, it’s thrilling to see such an incredible animal in its natural habitat.”

Captured on game camera – a mystery animal lurking in the Rio Grande Valley! 📷🌲 We're scratching our heads trying to…

Posted by Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife on Thursday, April 6, 2023

The conversation elicited several suggestions, ranging from capybara to honey badger. Someone even suggested that it could be a giant river otter, although that was quickly debunked.

An update by the state park has suggested that it could be a good old American badger after all. Unlike their European cousins, American badgers can be quite aggressive and are primarily carnivorous.

“While American Badgers are not commonly seen in the valley (partly due to their nocturnal behaviour), this is part of their natural range,” writes the state park in the update.

Strange things can be seen in Texas, apparently. Not long ago, a strange creature was captured by a zoo camera in Amarillo, Texas.

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5 responses to “Unidentifiable animal caught on Texas park camera trap”

  1. Schuyler Grace Avatar
    Schuyler Grace

    Obviously, it’s a chupacabra shape-shifted to look like a badger. Case closed.

  2. Angie Emm Avatar
    Angie Emm

    Nick Karen M we don’t have wolverines down here but it does look like one. TPWD is saying it’s an American badger.

  3. Leon Custodio Avatar
    Leon Custodio

    El Chupacabra.

  4. Sarah B Thompson Art Avatar
    Sarah B Thompson Art

    ‘Cause Honey Badger don’t care

  5. Nick Karen M Avatar
    Nick Karen M

    Could be a wolverine.