How do you make this mistake?
According to the New York Post, a family in China adopted what they thought to be a puppy. However, two years later they realized that it was a bear all along.
It all went down in a village outside of the city of Kunming in Yunnan Province, where Su Yun thought she had picked up a Tibetan mastiff puppy while on vacation back in 2016.
Originally bred to protect farmers and their livestock from attacking predators, Tibetan mastiffs are massive dogs with extremely thick black and brown coats, and can even weigh 150-pounds.
But you would think puppies and bear cubs would have a distinctly different appearance.
The owner said she was shocked by the creature’s massive appetite, which included box fruits and two buckets of noodles a day.
Next thing you know, two years later, the creature was weighing a whopping 250 pounds, and was still continuing to grow.
And on top of that, what she thought to be her puppy had begun to walk on two legs, making her question if this was really a dog.
Su told the media:
“The more he grew, the more like a bear he looked.”
She began to not get comfortable around the creature, due to her fear of bears, so she decided to reach out to authorities to identify it…
Sure enough, it was an Asiatic black bear.
If this puts things into perspective, Asiatic bears can weigh up to 400 pounds.
Yeah, Tibetan mastiffs are huge, but the creature she had in her possession would make it look like an ant if she kept it until he grew into full size.
The bear had to be tranquilized and taken to the Yunnan Wildlife Rescue, because the staffers that came to pick it up were scared to interact with it.
Man, talk about a wild mix up.