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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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Rusty Shackleford    

**** peta.

120 days ago
32.

shanta588    

Pets are son idiots why would they tell them to put the thing down smh always got their mouth in something as for that overgrown rat i've seen bigger ones on a new York train station lol at the saying it was going to suck the goats next door dry rats cant do that did they ever look at that thing teeth to see if it had goat sucking gang if it didn't then that would answer your chupa questions

120 days ago
33.

LRS    

Since when does anyone from Texas listen to PETA...geez.

120 days ago
34.

Mr.Dees    

At least it went down peacefully. RIP

120 days ago
35.

IEZ    

It didn't look in pain to me. It looked kinda happy eating cat food.

120 days ago
36.

Sunshine702    

Should have brought it to Best Friends in UT - they would have treated it and studied it. PETA just euthanized. Same as the Vick dogs. PETA wanted dead Best Friends kept alive.

120 days ago
37.

angelsfantasy26    

Its a hairless raccoon. I know nobody remembers but someone found one just like this a couple of years ago.

120 days ago
38.

Ladymay5    

LMAO it's a Racoon lmao

120 days ago
39.

luckycharmz1    

Thats horrible! Just let it live free *******s! It wasnt bothering anyone..unless the government wants us to really believe it was put down??

120 days ago
40.

Holy moly macaroni     

Ok, so it's a hairless raccoon. Never heard of them but I just googled it and they look just like this. Pretty ugly.

120 days ago
41.

tgrfan42069    

why didnt they get it tested? the blood sucking thing is irrelevent considering the chupie is a myth.how do people know factually it would have sucked the blood of goats?

120 days ago
42.

Chica    

How did they know it was suffering if they never examined it? Sounds fishy. Typical Texas morons at work.

120 days ago
43.

Stacie    

Maybe it's a Fox that had mange?

120 days ago
44.

ltate    

Oh no, they put Wendy Williams down? Jk, poor thing looked happy eating the cat food.

120 days ago
45.

karen hines    

Sure didn't look like a raccoon, but it is in Texas! Resembled a small kangaroo. They didn't have to kill it though! We're always too quick to kill anything we don't understand!Hope it's in heaven, looking down & laughing at the idiots who think they run this planet.

120 days ago
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