The hairless creature captured by a Texas family and thought to be the infamous blood-sucking chupacabra has been euthanized.
The captors, Jackie Stock and her husband, Arlen Parma, made the tough decision to put the alleged chupacabra – or whatever it was – out of its misery.
“I had gotten attached,” Stock told TMZ. “He will be missed.”
Stock, of Ratcliff, Tex., told the website she was pressured by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to euthanize her new pet, who she took a liking to and started calling “Chupie”.
A DeWitt County game warden told Stock it was illegal to posses a live fur-bearing animal, according to the Department’s spokesman, Josh Havens.