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Pet puppy raised by Chinese family turns out to be a dangerous predator

Pedro Marrero
May 22, 2018
10:05 A.M.

They thought they had gotten a cute little puppy, but it started to grow up they understood it actually was a completely different animal that belonged in the wild.

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A woman in the Chinese Southwest received a great surprise as she found out that the ‘dog’ she had been keeping as a pet for the past two years was actually an endangered wild species, according to Independent.

When the woman, named Su Yun, bought a puppy for her family, she was surprised at how much the ‘dog’ used to eat. He would consume a box of fruits and two bowls of noodles every day.

It turned out that there was a reason behind his insatiable appetite. The unusual pet grew up to become a bear that weighed more than 200 pounds.

The family became aware of their mistake when they noticed that their pet never stopped growing and started to show a great ability to walk on two legs.

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Image source: Shutterstock.

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‘The more he grew, the more like a bear he looked. I am a little scared of bears,’ Yun told China News.

Image source: Shutterstock.

Image source: Shutterstock.

Eventually, Yun and her family found out that their beloved pet wasn’t a real dog. They also learned that it was illegal to raise or to keep wild animals as pets and she looked for help in a local zoo.

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As unbelievable or ridiculous this confusion could sound, Yun’s family was not ashamed to learn they had been fooled because they weren’t the first ones among their neighbors to mistake a bear for a dog when looking for a family pet.

Back in March 2018 local media from the province of Yunnan, where Yun’s family lives, reported on a man who took what he thought to be a stray dog. When the animal grew up the man knew it was actually a black bear, and he kept it in a cage.

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