Dog gives birth to cat in North Korea!

Jul 23, 2012, 11:59 IST | ANI

A North Korean man has claimed that his dog gave birth to a kitten earlier this week

Jeong Pyong-bong was happy to show off what he said was the dog’s kitten when he revealed the litter to the world in some photographs.

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“It’s quite true. This is a miracle,” a major newspaper quoted him as he showed off mother and offspring at his home.

 “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.

“I think I know how this happened. My dog went for a long wander one night - in fact she was out all night - and I think she got up to some mischief with the ally cats. How else do you explain this?” he said.

Despite his insistence that his dog’s puppy is a kitten, experts have said that 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. It is possible that this is a puppy that just looks like a kitten,” he added.

A similar claim of a dog giving birth to a cat had been made in China a few years ago, while six years ago in Brazil it was claimed that a cat had given birth to two dogs.

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