Have you ever heard of el chupacabra? It is a mysterious animal that sucks the blood out of livestock and goats. Its name actually means goat sucker. It cannot be confirmed if el chupacabra actually exists, but sightings of the creature have appeared from Mexico and the United States, to Russia and the Philippines. It has been described as a creature the size of a small bear with a row of spines going down its back.

Can you guess what this is? This freaky creature picture was posted by a friend on Facebook. I have to admit, if the caption below hadn’t said what the animal was, I would have had a hard time guessing what it was.

I’ll give you a few hints. This animal is found in the forests of Montana, it is a carnivore and you can buy a tag for this creature during hunting season. Granted this animal usually looks a tad bit different when it has all its hair.

The terrifying creature you see in this picture is a bear.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.