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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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midge    

I made an account just to say how RIDICULOUS this article is. The "know-it-alls convinced them it was a raccoon with mange". LOL those "know it alls" probably have degrees and went through schooling to get where they are... i think they understand mange and a ****ing raccoon when they see one.

112 days ago
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Eye roll     

Mike Cox (yes, really) like for real tmz staff dumbos. So immature and stupid

112 days ago
78.

Bob    

"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."

Click baiting or are you really that obtuse? A quick search on the internet shows that the olinguito lives in the Andes, not Texas.

112 days ago
79.

DrDeMarzo    

Can you READ?! Cox said no new mammal had been discovered in TEXAS. That is an accurate statement. The Olinguito was "discovered" in Equador.

112 days ago
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Sinjin    

That looks nothing like a raccoon. Raccoons don't have heads like that. Idiots! The arrogance of science is at work here. If they don't know what something is they immediately dismiss it, ridicule other opinions and quickly close the book on it. After the cameras go away, they all call each other and try to figure it out.

112 days ago
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tommyboy    

So let me get this straight... An innocent wild animal walking around looking for food gets trapped by the Stocks and then instead of letting it free, after pictures, they decide to euthanized it??
TEAM CHUPACABRA!! EUTHANIZE THE STOCKS!!! WASTE LESS HUMANS!!

112 days ago
82.

Randaleese    

I'm STILL amazed at all these city morons and non-Texans who have NO CLUE what a mangy ass coon looks like. Get real y'all. ITS A R A C C O O N!!!!!!!!!!!

112 days ago
83.

DAWNIFFER    

Tell PETA to go ch the Muslims HALAL KILLING PROCESS AND QUIT BEING SCARED OF TGEM and expose THEM for animal cruelty and until then SHUT UP !!!

112 days ago
84.

C-MAN    

Turning a bit hypocrite TMZ?
In a former article I read: "Chupacabra Found in Texas
Leave it to Texas … a family claims they have captured a Chupacabra in their own backyard … forgetting momentarily the creature DOES NOT EXIST."
....
"In a related story, the Tooth Fairy is now interning at TMZ for the summer. She came to the office today on a unicorn and drinks water from the Holy Grail."
Seems quite ironic to me.

And now you write about Texas being unable to handle the truth? What truth?

112 days ago
85.

TuxThePenguin    

regurgitating stories...it's an effin' raccoon with mange.

111 days ago
86.

A Parkes    

Hi TMZ,
Your 'Chupie' is nothing more than a Wallaby or perhaps a young Kangaroo(joey).Sorry to all the believers.

110 days ago
87.

flapagan7    

I looked up photos of raccoons & coatimundis & this animal looks more like a coating mundi than a raccoon. The coati mundi can be found from southern Texas,New Mexico, Arizona, & southern California down into Mexico. Look it up & see for yourself.

108 days ago
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