Back in July of 2017, a woman identified by The Daily Mirror as "Ms. Wang" purchased a Japanese Spitz dog for roughly $190 from a pet store.
Only one problem.
It was definitely not a dog.
Ms. Wang tells The Daily Mirror that after taking her pet home, she noticed some strange things. First of all, the pup rejected dog food, only eating things like chicken breast and fruit instead. Then it's fur got unusually thick, and its snout became very pointy. When she walked her pet, other animals seemed to be instantly afraid of it.
Eventually she brought the animal to the nearby Taiyuan Zoo, and an employee confirmed her suspicions: That is no dog, it is a domesticated fox.
Ms. Wang told The Daily Mirror: "The fur got thicker when it reached three months old. Its face became pointy and its tail grew longer than that of a normal dog."
No wonder all the other animals were so afraid of it! We've all seen Song of the South.
For reference, this is what a Japanese Spitz looks like:
This is the fox:
Eventually, Ms. Wang opted to give her pet to the zoo so it can receive a more suitable diet and "better living environment."