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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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150 days ago
62.

Louise    

I Googled "Raccoons" and looked under "Images" and none of them look like this animal - they don't have ears that big either. If they do send it to a taxidermist, they will probably charge people to see it - meaning there will be good photographs. I hope someday we find out what this animal really is - yay TMZ for staying on it!! :)

150 days ago
63.

Carl    

There is so much stupid in that post that even for TMZ it is amazing.

150 days ago
64.

Jess    

No it's just that Texas is not going to waste damn money where it isn't needed when we all know it's a damn raccoon!!!!

150 days ago
65.

Dee    

So that's how Perry became governor of Texas.

150 days ago
66.

Sandi    

Whenever peta gets involved animals die, every_single_time.

150 days ago
67.

tucker    

Should have left the poor thing alone. A holes.

150 days ago
68.

Tracie    

Just because Texas won't do tests to find out what it is, why not take it somewhere someone will do tests? Im sure there is a scientise somewhere willing to find out.

150 days ago
69.

Hugh Janus    

It looks like a wet shaved bear!

150 days ago
70.

VeddyEdder    

It's Obama's fault.

150 days ago
71.

Calinative    

I think there is a responsibility to the community to check out the deceased animal to find out what it was and what was wrong with it.

150 days ago
72.

Lina    

The Olinguito's habitat ranges from Colombia to Ecuador, you dumbf*cks. That's quite a distance from Texas. Who fact checked this story? Geez.

As for Chupie, it was, indeed, a raccoon with mange or some other form of hair loss. It was scrawny, frame-wise, either because it used up a lot of its fat stores over the winter, or was too bothered by its skin condition to look for food. Aside from that, all of its characteristics are consistent with those of a raccoon, including its unique, long paws and unwebbed "fingers", as well as how it holds up its food with it's front paws.

I swear, it's like no one on the internet (and, apparently, Texas) has seen a damn raccoon, before.

150 days ago
73.

SBTZMom    

TMZ should pay for genetic tests....deep pockets! And just think...if it is a new species, they could name it something really clever. How about "Harveycabra"

150 days ago
74.

Observer    

Wrong TMZ....

"There hasn't been a new mammal discovered in Texas in centuries."

TMZ: "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"

Oh Really TMZ.......? Yet NOT in TEXAS, HELLO????

"The critter leaps through the trees of mountainous forests of Ecuador and Colombia at night, according to a Smithsonian researcher who has spent the past decade tracking them."
http://humboldtsentinel.com/2013/08/15/adorable-new-species-of-mammal-discovered/

NOT Texas

150 days ago
75.

IceGypsy    

Why is this still news. It's a very sick raccoon, have seen it before. You guys are starting to sound like the Enquirer now. What's next bigfoot?

150 days ago
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