With the recent warm weather, one Taiwanese pet owner decided to give her pet a shave, leaving behind a fluffy paw print on the back of her raccoon.
Yup, apparently you are free to keep raccoons as pets in Taiwan. Taiwanese laws governing what animals can be pets appear to be looser than in most places and there are various exotic pet shops for those looking for something outside of the usual dog or cat. (But, please, know what you are getting yourself into.)
Taiwan is also home to a flourishing and innovative pet grooming industry, with artists ready to give your pet a haircut it will never forget.
So, that explains all that. Photos of the Taiwanese woman’s carefully shaved raccoon went viral on Chinese social media yesterday, leaving many netizens wondering whether that animal can really be a pet, and, if so, would I want one?
“Sure it’s cute, but I feel like this kind of animal would be very smelly,” pointed out one Weibo user.
“I feel like this is an ad for Baidu,” joked another.
[Images via Weibo]