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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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Tonia    

Obviously the people commenting on this have never lived in Texas. I grew up down there and these things are common in certain parts down there. They will eat your dog food or any sort of feed you have in your shed. They only go after the animals if they can't find food else where. They are not dogs or raccoons but no one before now has ever been able to catch one because they are very fast and not to mention when you see it your so terrified you are busy running. I have never understand why the officials have never done test on these before....little fishy.

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107.

Martin E. Wood    

You ****s really know nothing, this animal is a raccoon with mange, it's not a dog, it's not a chucapabra, or anything like that. Learn your ****, asshats.

108 days ago
108.

PalmBeachGirl    

There was NO reason to euthanize this animal. http://www.wptv.com/news/region-indian-river-county/vero-beach/hairless-raccoon-found-in-vero-beach-to-be-relocated-to-busch-wildlife-sanctuary-in-jupiter

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