The woman saved the animal’s “kitten” on the street and thought the animal was a healthy and healthy domestic cat until she went to the vet
You speak of a case of feline confusion!
A woman in Argentina discovered that the pet kitten she had rescued months ago was a wild animal when a visit to the vet did not take place as planned.
Florencia Lobo told Reuters that in the province of Tucumán (northwestern Argentina), she and her brother had found two kittens next to a dead adult cat.
“We thought it was an abandoned cat who had given birth,” she told the point of sale, noting that even if one of the cats, a female, had not survived, the male she had baptized Tito was.
However, although everything seems to be going well for Tito’s health, when she took him to the vet two months later, Lobo discovered that he was not a domestic cat, after all.
“The vet did not know what it was but said it was not a normal cat,” Lobo told the point of sale, adding that they had given him the number of a local nature reserve.
After making contact with the Horco Molle Nature Reserve, it was confirmed that Tito was a jaguarundi, a type of small wild cat native to North and South America.
The Jaguarundis, whose full scientific name is puma yagouaroundi, are barely larger than normal cats, typically weighing between 8 and 16 lbs., According to the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.
According to Reuters, Tito is currently supported by the nature reserve and is expected to return it to its natural habitat.