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'Chupacabra'

Put Down

'Chupie Will Be Missed'

4/4/2014 10:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Someone dropped the 'Chupacabra' ... permanently -- TMZ has learned the weird-looking creature captured in Ratcliff, Texas has been put down.

Jackie Stock, the woman who found the animal which resembles a raccoon with mange tells TMZ ... she was advised to euthanize the animal because it was suffering.

Stock said after video of the creature went wide Thursday ... PETA started sending her and her husband messages, saying they were upset by the fact that the animal was in captivity and not receiving proper treatment.

She was also told if the animal really was a Chupacabra, it would have sucked the blood out of the goats next door before its capture.  Stock was advised it was most likely a raccoon with mange that was in pain.

Stock adds the animal was never examined or tested to specifically identify it. 

She took it to the shelter and was told "it went to sleep very peacefully," adding, "I had gotten attached.  I was calling him Chupie.  He will be missed."

Chupacabra Found in Texas

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Penas2    

RIP Chupie!

140 days ago
17.

rlemons    

Ugly

140 days ago
18.

Tammy    

It looks like a wallaby or small kangaroo with a skin disease

140 days ago
19.

Tammy    

http://m.tcpalm.com/photos/galleries/2011/nov/18/hairless-raccoon-found-vero-beach/84298/

140 days ago
20.

bwald    

sooo obvious that it is a raccoon with mange.

140 days ago
21.

James R. - Los Angeles    

If only we could do that to bieber.

140 days ago
22.

Lucey    

That's Mean! He Doesn't Look Sick And He Wasn't Hurting Anyone. That's Just Wrong And Inhumane To Kill Him.

140 days ago
23.

Karen    

LOL Its a hairless raccoon. Google it!! many have been caught before. It s a raccoon with mange lol

140 days ago
24.

Katina    

They killed it without an examination and haven't checked any DNA or anything else? Sounds a little fishy to me. Who got the remains? Or was it cremated? Or, did somebody pay to have it stuffed and put in his mansion?

140 days ago
25.

chicano    

HOW IN THE FCK IS THAT A DOG IF DOGS DONT EAT WITH THERE HANDS

140 days ago
26.

MrBill2    

Poor critter

140 days ago
27.

betseymcqueen    

I sincerely think it was a kangaroo and don't understand why no "experts" noticed it was standing on its hind legs. How many raccoon's do that regularly?

140 days ago
28.

taz    

The stupidity of some people knows no bounds. It was a freakin' raccoon. Glad it's out of pain, if they actually euthanized it.

140 days ago
29.

zombie    

Soooooo it was suffering BUT had no exam to determine what it was suffering from? If you do not know what it was ill with, how do you know some antibiotics would not have helped the poor thing? Mange is not a deadly disease for animals. It can be helped. Sounds like some lazy azz people didn't want to take the time or put in the coins to help the animal. Typical country thinking, " if it ain't earnin' us no money and needs help, we'll kill'em instead".

140 days ago
30.

Patch Eye Punk    

10 coupons will get you fried Chupacabra at the State Fair of Texas.

140 days ago
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