A pet owner was shocked when it turned out that her new puppy was a fox.
The woman, who is known only as Ms. Wang, paid AUD 250 for what she considered a Japanese Spitz in July of last year, but grew worried when the pet started to refuse dog food.
Within months, the "puppy," who had never barked to develop thicker fur and a longer tail, began to perplex the owner, The Sun .
Ms. Wang told Shanxi Network Television that she bought the pet from a pet shop last July.
"The coat got fatter when it was three months old," she said. "His face got sharp and his tail got longer than a normal dog's."
Before learning the truth about her "puppy", the Shanxi Province resident said that people who used a park accompanying her pet told her that the animal was a fox.
The fox will be quarantined for a month before being put in a pen.
Ms. Wang was reportedly invited by the zoo to visit the animal if she misses it.