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Japanese Man Goes To Social Media To Search For The Owners Of The “Puppy” He Found, Finds Out It’s Not A Puppy After All
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Japanese Man Goes To Social Media To Search For The Owners Of The “Puppy” He Found, Finds Out It’s Not A Puppy After All

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Surprises are something we don’t expect to see⁠—that’s why they’re surprises. Well, this person got a surprise and a half. Twitter user @marcy_com recently stumbled on a rare find he didn’t see coming. One fateful day, while he was on National Route 275, he found a cute puppy beside the road, all by herself. She appeared too young to take care of herself, so he called her Luna and made a decision to take her under his wing. For a while, at least. He responsibly decided to look for her owners on social media.

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    That’s where the unexpected half of the surprise really begins. Though no one claimed to be the owner of the puppy, the account buzzed with replies and reactions. Inarguably, Luna looks like a cute cub, so people commented mostly on that.

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    This tweet was translated using Google translate. The original tweet can be found here.

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    But among some of the replies, some doubt rose about her real identity. It started after he posted an extremely cute video where she barks very weirdly. “Uh, that’s a cute… puppy?” one person replied. To another few, her face reminded them of a tanuki, a raccoon dog, in Japanese. Finally, as suspicion mounted, some began suspecting that Luna was in fact a fox cub. That’s when the “duh” moment came and @marcy_com realized why no owner had answered his call: it was a wild fox cub! Fun fact: a fox in Japanese is kitsune.

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    This tweet was translated using Google translate. The original tweet can be found below.

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    In Japan, it’s illegal to have foxes as pets, since they may carry dangerous parasites that are contagious to humans, so @marcy_com searched for places that could take Luna in. She didn’t need to have owners, but that didn’t mean she didn’t need to be taken care of. He found a place called North Fox Farm in a Hokkaido town called Kitami. There, the experts have determined that she’s about one to two months old. She’s too young to forage for food or fend for herself, so she’ll spend her time there until she grows stronger.

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    This tweet was translated using Google translate. The original tweet can be found here.

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    I don’t understand Japanese that well, but I understand the language of images. It seems that after @marcy_com visited Kitakitsune Farm, he took more interest in foxes on the farm and has made quite a few tweets about it. Perhaps he appreciates them more since he found one. He probably misses his cute ex-pet. North Fox Farm has also taken interest in Luna-chan, and they’ve teased a Luna-dedicated photo session coming soon! We’re standing on our toes for them!

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    Luna-chan sleeping with her new peer.

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    Fascinated by music, movies and sitcoms, I'm passionate about social media and can't live without the internet, especially for all the cute dog and cat pictures out there. I wish the day had about 40 hours to be able to do everything I want.

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    Fascinated by music, movies and sitcoms, I'm passionate about social media and can't live without the internet, especially for all the cute dog and cat pictures out there. I wish the day had about 40 hours to be able to do everything I want.

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    This dude right here? He works as a Community Manager at Bored Panda. Has no back-story, cause his spine works just fine. He writes about himself in third-person, and in first-person about others. Fell in love with storytelling and cannot let that love go. Now, he's here to help you make your own story simply beautiful. Secretly makes cute music samples and writes stories in the dark that nobody has ever heard of before.

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    This dude right here? He works as a Community Manager at Bored Panda. Has no back-story, cause his spine works just fine. He writes about himself in third-person, and in first-person about others. Fell in love with storytelling and cannot let that love go. Now, he's here to help you make your own story simply beautiful. Secretly makes cute music samples and writes stories in the dark that nobody has ever heard of before.

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I found an abandoned baby in the woods once. Turns out it was a sasquatch. I tried to raise him as a human, but he would only drink out of the aquarium and couldn't be toilet trained, so I had to contact a professional 'squatch rescue (Woods for All), and they released him into the wild. I still miss that little guy.

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    They're great when they're young. Haven't learned to turn on the distortion field that makes them perpetually out of focus yet.

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I found an abandoned baby in the woods once. Turns out it was a sasquatch. I tried to raise him as a human, but he would only drink out of the aquarium and couldn't be toilet trained, so I had to contact a professional 'squatch rescue (Woods for All), and they released him into the wild. I still miss that little guy.

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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    They're great when they're young. Haven't learned to turn on the distortion field that makes them perpetually out of focus yet.

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