WKTX reported on Wednesday that a Texas couple captured what they thought was a chupacabra.
Sightings of the mythical chupacabra (the name means "goat sucker" in Spanish) are common in Texas but no one had ever caught one alive... until Jackie and Bubba Stock thought they captured one in a tree outside of their house in Ratcliffe, a small town in the southern part of the state.
TMZ reported the creature was put down on Friday after PETA protested the treatment of the animal and Jackie Stock took it to the local humane society. Authorities believe the "chupacabra" was actually a racoon in pain with a severe case of mange.
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