It seems the tale of Chupie, a chupacabra-like creature that was captured in Texas last week, has come to an end.
Jackie Stock and her husband, Arlen Parma, -- the couple that caught the critter -- decided to put Chupie down after they were convinced he was a raccoon suffering from mange.
"I had gotten attached," Stock told TMZ. "He will be missed."
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department asked the couple to set the animal free or euthanize it. A DeWitt County game warden told Stock it was illegal to possess a wild fur-bearing animal, according to the Daily News.
But before you jump on the conspiracy-theory bandwagon, please keep in mind that TMZ is the most infamous Hollywood gossip site on the web, and it has much more experience reporting on celebrity nip-slips than on decisions made by wildlife agencies.