A STRANGE creature is baffling the internet.
A Florida woman posted a video of the creature that received over 1 million likes.
Thousands of people flooded the comments section to guess what the animal might be.
“That’s a raccoon cat stegosaurus!!!” one man joked.
“This is a cat mixed with a snow leopard, a ferret, a raccoon, a skunk and this one guy from Madagascar,” said another.
After much speculation, the woman (@kinkatopia) finally revealed that the creature she named Norman is actually an African genet.
“Is he a cat? No. He is somewhat like a cat, but not directly related. Its cousins are the mongoose and the civit,” explained Kinka.
“Normy is a small spotted genet from Africa. It is nocturnal and will party all night. He’s a carnivore and eats meat,” she continued.
When her followers asked where she adopted Norman, she said she “would never say that.”
Kinka runs an exotic animal shelter from her home in Florida.
She explained that she doesn’t consider Norman a pet, but a wild animal.
She stated that she does not want to encourage others to adopt Genets.
This is because they require specialized care, which they believe only a trained professional can provide.
Kinka owns a number of exotic creatures, including an alligator.
“It’s like a normal Friday in the home office, isn’t it? Sorry I can’t make my deadline, I’m trying to catch my alligator!” she joked.
Her account has garnered over 2.6 million followers and 87 million likes.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7734958/strange-creature-cat-genet-animal-house-exotic-rescue-adopt/ I adopted a weird but cute “cat” – people try to guess what he is but never get it right