London: Believe it or not, but a man in North Korea claims that his dog has given birth to a kitten.
63-year-old Jeong Pyong-bong, showed the mother, puppies and a kitten to South Korean newspaper The Korea Herald, the Daily Mail reported.
“It’s quite true. This is a miracle,” Jeong was quoted as saying by the Korea Herald.
“After the little animal was born I stared at it in disbelief. It looked like a cat and was meowing like a cat. So how can it be a puppy? People from all over town have been calling at my house to have a look as the news has spread. I think I know how this happened. My dog went for a long wander one night - in fact she was out all night - and I think she got up to some mischief with the ally cats. How else do you explain this?” he added.
Though Jeong insisted that his dog has given birth to a cat, experts said that such a “miracle birth” was genetically impossible.
“It’s impossible for a dog to give birth to a cat,” Professor Son Chang-ho of Chonnnam National University’s College of Veterinary Science, said.
“The number and trait of chromosomes in canines and felines are completely different. It is possible that this is a puppy that just looks like a kitten,” he added.