The nature reserve staff confirmed the veterinarian’s suspicions. Tito was not a house cat; It was a type of small wild cat called the jaguarundi (Puma yaguarundi). Weighing between eight and 16 pounds, the jaguarundi is about the size of a large house cat and currently ranges in size from northern Mexico to South America.

According to the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, the jaguarundi was once found as far north as southern Texas. Unfortunately, the jaguarundi is an endangered species. The Horco Molle Nature Reserve preserves Tito and they hope to release him back into the wild when he grows up.

In 2016, for example, a Chinese couple bought what they thought was a Tibetan Mastiff puppy. Two years later, the “dog” weighed 250 pounds and began to walk on its hind legs. Eventually, terrified owners transferred her to the Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Center, which identified the animal as an Asiatic black bear.

Sometimes the reverse happens and a domestic animal is mistaken for a wild animal. Such was the case with Spock the Maine Coon in 2016. He weighed 27 pounds and was nearly four feet tall – and some people were convinced he was a Bobcat.

You May Also Like

7-Year-Old Boy Calls Operators While Hiding with his Younger Sister in the Bathroom

When we imagine ourselves in a dire situation, we think we’d bold…

Audience makes fun of a timid 53-year-old farm lady moments went on the audience stand up to praise her voice

Many of us have aspired to be part of the sparkling world…

An invoice of a plumber who worked at the home of a 91-year-old with cancer has gained widespread attention online

If you feel like your faith in humanity has been lots, fear…

A teenager who was turned down for her school’s prom found solace when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson addressed her over the loudspeaker

Those who know Katie Kelzenberg, a senior at the Stillwater High School…