A Japanese man recently found a lonely and helpless puppy sitting by the roadside and decided to take it home.
Hoping to reunite the lost animal with its owner, the man took to Twitter to post a video and received a surprise he probably would not have expected.
Twitter user “@marcy_com” said he found the puppy resting on the roadside in Tsukigata, a town in Japan’s Hokkaido Prefecture.
He shared four pictures of the being and asked for help in locating its owner.
— MARCY (@marcy_com) May 1, 2020
A number of people took to the comment section to admire the “puppy”.
However, after the man shared a video of the rescued animal, people on social media started to raise doubts about its species because of the sound it was making. The puppy was making a sound which was nowhere akin to a dog’s barking or howling.
— MARCY (@marcy_com) May 2, 2020
The man also named the rescued four-legged animal Luna.
As per a report by Yahoo News, after people started guessing the species and began to raise suspicion on Twitter, the man decided to take the baby animal to a veterinarian who confirmed that the rescued animal was a wild fox cub.
As per the report, it is illegal to keep foxes as pets in Japan. The man then decided to give Luna to a fox sanctuary Kita Kitsune Bokujo located in the town of Kitami in Hokkaido.
He shared a picture of Luna cuddled up with other foxes and sleeping.
— MARCY (@marcy_com) May 9, 2020
Luna is about two months old and will stay at the sanctuary until it is old enough to fend itself, the report said.