anting some companionship, a lonely Chinese office worker decided recently to buy himself a small pet dog. However, as time went by, he started to have his doubts about the animal.
The guy had bought the tiny black puppy cheap from a dealer, according to a viral WeChat post picked up by Btime.com. At first, he found the chubby little thing adorable. But, as it grew bigger, he began noticing some distinctively un-doglike traits…
Last month, he posted photos of his pet online, asking fellow netizens to help him determine just what kind of animal it was. Eventually, it was decided that his “dog” was actually a bamboo rat, a rodent that lives in southern China, mostly feeds on bamboo, and is a bit of culinary delicacy in Guangdong province.
Not knowing how to care for a bamboo rat, the man decided to give his pet away.
This guy certainly isn’t the first one in China to be fooled in this way, though, usually, the “puppy” turns out to be a bear.