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Man claims his dog has given birth to a cat!
PTI
Beijing, July 21, 2012
First Published: 16:55 IST(21/7/2012)
Last Updated: 17:12 IST(21/7/2012)

A Korean man has made a bizzare claim that his pet dog has given birth to a kitten.

"It's quite true," 63-year-old Jeong Pyong told the 'Korea Herald' as he showed off mother and offspring at his home. "This is a miracle."

"After the little animal was born I stared at it in disbelief. It looked like a cat and was meowing like a cat. So how can it be a puppy? People from all over town have been calling at my house to have a look as the news has spread," Jeong said.

Despite Jeong's claims that his the puppy is a kitten, experts said such a 'miracle birth' was genetically impossible.

"It's impossible for a dog to give birth to a cat," Professor Son Chang-ho of Chonnnam National University's College of Veterinary Science said.

"The number and trait of chromosomes in canines and felines are completely different," he told the Herald.

"It is possible that this is a puppy that just looks like a kitten."


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