A woman in Argentina was stunned after discovering an abandoned kitten she had found was actually a wild puma.
As Fox News reports:
Florencia Lobo was with her brother when she said the pair found the tiny feline next to another kitten and a dead adult cat.
Florencia Lobo thought she was adopting a kitten, but later found out it was a puma jaguarundi pic.twitter.com/ze0se7d99c
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“We thought that it was an abandoned cat who had given birth,” she told Reuters.
Two months after rescuing the kitten near Santa Rosa de Leales, Lobo took Tito to the vet for a checkup – which is where she learned the truth about her cuddly friend…
Lobo eventually learned Tito was a puma jaguarondi, which are found in South America and the southern part of North America.
The women ended up taking the cat to a nature reserve, were it will be allowed to live in its natural habitat.
Jaguarundis actually stay relatively small (50-60 pounds) and will tame down nicely. It’s more closely related to a Jaguar than a Cougar.
Yea my mom got me a black and white striped cat when I was a kid I loved it very much but it had a really bad smell
I saw an on-line article about a Chinese woman who adopted an exotic puppy that turned out to be an Asiatic black bear when it grew up!
I always admire people that adopt and care for animal that is a good sign of a good person, however she must remenber that some animals in the wild can carry dangerous deseases so be very carefull