A husband and wife in Guangzhou, Guangdong province who decided to take in a stray dog were shocked to discover that they’d accidentally just adopted a fox. Yes, this has happened before.
A man surnamed Huang found the animal sitting outside his house on a rainy day last week and decided to offer the wet and shivering creature a home.
His wife gave the “dog” a bath and put it inside a cage, but upon blow-drying the animal noticed that its tail was uncharacteristically fluffy for a canine. The creature also had a ferocious-looking set of teeth also and a ‘strong scent’ that wouldn’t go away even after being washed, GB Times reports.
Huang posted images of the animal online and learned from comments that his dog was probably a fox. Not wanting to abandon the animal before confirming this, Huang let it stay outside in the cage overnight, but the dog/fox managed to open the contraption and peaced-out before the morning.
Local wildlife authorities eventually found the animal, speculated to be an Arctic fox, and sent it to a wild animal center. They suspected someone else had mistakenly raised it as a pet before getting rid of it.
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