In August 2004, a strange canine was shot and killed by a local rancher. The animal weighed around twenty pounds, had a pronounced overbite and unusual blueish, hairless skin. Experts at San Antonio Zoo speculated due to the skull that it was a Mexican Hairless Dog. It was later determined to be a coyote with demodectic or sarcoptic mange and not originally hairless. However, DNA gathered was inconclusive due to environmental degradation, but it was proven that the creature came from the canine family. Two similar carcasses were found in Texas and found to be coyotes with severe cases of mange.