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Chupacabra Mystery

Dead Animal Won't Be Tested

Texas Can't Handle the Truth!

4/5/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Move over grassy knoll ... there's a new conspiracy in town -- animal regulators in Texas REFUSE to necropsy the dead animal some believe to be a Chupacabra.

Mike Cox (yes, really) from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. tells TMZ ... there's no reason to perform tests on the raccoon-like animal captured in Ratcliff, TX this week because his agency has determined Chupacabras are mythical creatures.

TMZ sadly broke the story ... the couple that captured the animal -- which they named Chupie -- had it put down after they were told it was suffering.  The know-it-alls convinced them it was a mange-riddled raccoon. 

So, we asked, what is the scientific basis to definitely exclude a Chupacabra as a possibility?  Cox fired back, "There hasn't been a new mammal discovered in Texas in centuries."

Oh really Cox?  Well, Smithsonian scientists announced last August ... they had discovered a new species of mammal called the Olinguito ... part of the raccoon family.

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So there are still undiscovered treasures in the animal kingdom ... even mangy ones.

As for the the final resting place of Chupie ... it's a fireplace mantle.  The finders are taking it to a taxidermist. 

So, hide your kids, hide your goats.

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31.

Randaleese    

You people are so gullible. As a NATIVE TEXAN, I guarantee it's a damn mangy ass coon..aka RACCOON. Now, move along. Big Foot wants his turn.

168 days ago
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carol    

What a stupid thing the guy from Texas said. There is already one that has been evaluated and DNA taken which determined the animal is not the usual species. It was already stuffed and is owned by a lady in Texas - a nutrionist who owns a ranch.

168 days ago
33.

carol    

Here is an interesting website

http://www.cuerochupacabra.com/index.
html

168 days ago
34.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Are there no other mangy animals inside the Thirty Miles Zone, you could be writing about? We know Lindsay is out and about.

168 days ago
35.

Ace    

All they have to do is a DNA test. The DNA of almost every animal is known. Just have to come up with $500 or so to pay for it, that's about what I paid for my last 5 paternity tests.

168 days ago
36.

PictureUp    

you only re-posted this so you could write/say the name Cox!!

168 days ago
37.

Chris    

Regardless, it should make a very nice fur hat. Man I love these celebrity gossip sites.

168 days ago
38.

Thizz √$    

Um ya !

167 days ago
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Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

One was allegedly seen in La Canada Flintrigde....it was a possum with mange and rabies!

167 days ago
40.

XOR    

This may be the stupidest story ever.

167 days ago
41.

backofftmz    

Mike Cox, yes really, what are we 10 years old? Weekend staff gay

167 days ago
42.

slimjoe@rock.com    

And you find this shocking from a red state?

167 days ago
43.

keetots    

Why do I keep seeing this story on TMZ? Ugh! I come here for entertainment - not animals that may or may not be a raccoon....

167 days ago
44.

IfYouSaySo    

And this is why I'm gonna stop coming back to TMZ ... Smh

167 days ago
45.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

I'll name my hamster Chupie. In honor of this chuparacoonia.

167 days ago
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