A man in china was shocked after the 'puppy' he bought for cheap from a 'dog dealer' was actually a bamboo rat, reports The Mirror.
Speaking to Chinese media, he said as his little furry friend began to grow, he started to have his doubts over the authenticity of the animal.
According to btime, he felt something was wrong as the pooch was "behaving weird" and "didn't run like a dog".
Perplexed by the four-legged creature, he took to social media to seek advice.
He shared pictures of his new "dog" on Weibo in the hope that someone may be able to tell him what it was.
Small, with large ears and short legs, the animal was very identified as a bamboo rat, a rodent commonly found in Southern China, Burma and Vietnam.