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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.

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

Image credits: marcy_comMARCY@marcy_com · Replying to @marcy_com

皆様たくさんのリツイート、ご意見いただきありがとうございます。

昨夜にごはんを食べてぐっすり眠り、今朝には排便、排尿もあり食欲も旺盛です。

鳴き声をあげたり、動き回ったりと活発になってきました。

キツネではないか?
とのご意見に対しまして後ほど獣医師に改めて確認をしてみます。MARCY@marcy_com

結論から申し上げますと保護したのは「犬」ではなく「キツネ」でした。

ご指摘いただいた皆さま、ありがとうございました。

藁をもすがる思いで「北きつね牧場」様へ相談したところ、引き取ってくれるとのことでしたので、明日連れていく予定です。

この度は保護犬ではないのにお騒がせしました。

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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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