A surprised family in China discovered that their family ‘dog’ was actually a bear when it wouldn’t stop growing.
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A family in China says they thought they were raising a Tibetan mastiff puppy. They fed him two buckets of noodles and a box of fruit every day. He didn’t stop growing. After two years, they reportedly realized that their dog was a bear. The family then turned over their “puppy” to the local forest authorities … who then sent it to a rescue and protection center. The Asian black bear is a second-class protected animal species in China. Police say the family is likely to receive a reduced penalty due to their cooperation.

Read more in “Can People Really Mistake a Bear for a Dog, as This Family Claims?”
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/black-bear-dog-adoption-animals-spd/

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