Gray animal that looks like El Chupacabra sighted

Photos of a strange-looking animal spotted in the Carolinas have stirred speculation that it is the mythical Chupacabra.

Doug Stewart says he was playing a round of golf at Santee Cooper Country Club in South Carolina when he spotted the gray, emaciated creature.

'Ok...playing Golf in Santee SC. Can somebody pleeeeease tell me what the flock this is!?!? #ThatAintNoDog,' Stewart wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday that has now been shared 1,550 times.

Doug Stewart says he was playing a round of golf at Santee Cooper Country Club in South Carolina on Saturday when he spotted a strange-looking creature on the grounds (above)

Doug Stewart says he was playing a round of golf at Santee Cooper Country Club in South Carolina on Saturday when he spotted a strange-looking creature on the grounds (above)

'Ok...playing Golf in Santee SC. Can somebody pleeeeease tell me what the flock this is!?!? #ThatAintNoDog,' Stewart wrote in a Facebook post that has now been shared 1,550 times

'Ok...playing Golf in Santee SC. Can somebody pleeeeease tell me what the flock this is!?!? #ThatAintNoDog,' Stewart wrote in a Facebook post that has now been shared 1,550 times

Some people commenting on Stewart's photos speculated the hairless, dog-like animal could be the mythical Chupacabra, a beast most commonly associated with the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

Either that, or a 'demon straight from hell,' one user commented.

Others weren't so convinced. 'It's a red fox with mange,' wrote another.

Chupacabra in Spanish translates to 'goat sucker', in reference to the first reported sightings of the creature following the vampire-esque

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