Pet dog raised by family for two years turns out to be black bea - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Pet dog raised by family for two years turns out to be black bear

Posted: Updated:
The couple thought they were purchasing a Tibetan Mastiff, like the dog on the left, but what they actually ended up raising for two years was a black bear, pictured on the right. The couple thought they were purchasing a Tibetan Mastiff, like the dog on the left, but what they actually ended up raising for two years was a black bear, pictured on the right.

KHQ.COM - Do you think you can tell the difference between a dog and a bear? Well one couple in China could not.

After purchasing what they thought was a Tibetan Mastiff while on vacation, it wasn't until two years later that the couple realized they had actually purchased a bear, according to the newspaper, The Independent.

The couple says that from day one they were always surprised by how much the dog ate but it wasn't until the pet reached 250 pounds and started walking around on its hind legs that they realized there was a mistake.
 

The "dog" is actually an Asiatic Black  Bear. The couple turned the bear over to a wildlife refuge where it can have proper care.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    New York State illegally moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes with the developmentally disabled

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-09-20 13:14:31 GMT
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
    Three State agencies are involved in placing convicted sex offenders in group homes or hiding this information from the families and the general public>>
  • A bag for a bag: students tackle social stigma to fight food insecurity

    A bag for a bag: students tackle social stigma to fight food insecurity

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-09-25 06:15:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A problem within a solution – it’s a phrase so oxymoronic that it almost doesn’t make sense, but it’s crystal clear for a specific group of students at Lewis and Clark High School.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A problem within a solution – it’s a phrase so oxymoronic that it almost doesn’t make sense, but it’s crystal clear for a specific group of students at Lewis and Clark High School.

    >>
  • Cougar removed from Coeur d'Alene tree euthanized

    Cougar removed from Coeur d'Alene tree euthanized

    Monday, September 24 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-09-25 00:46:22 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Multiple crews responded to a report of a cougar in a tree in Coeur d'Alene Monday. "I think time is on our side," Coeur d'Alene Police Detective, Jay Wilhelm, said. Indeed, it was. Coeur d'Alene Police, Fire and members of the Idaho Fish and Game cornered the male mountain lion, which was nested up in a tree near Qualfon on Ironwood Drive.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Multiple crews responded to a report of a cougar in a tree in Coeur d'Alene Monday. "I think time is on our side," Coeur d'Alene Police Detective, Jay Wilhelm, said. Indeed, it was. Coeur d'Alene Police, Fire and members of the Idaho Fish and Game cornered the male mountain lion, which was nested up in a tree near Qualfon on Ironwood Drive.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts

    Judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 8:16 AM EDT2018-09-25 12:16:43 GMT
    If testing confirms the bear was involved in Crosby's death, it will be killed.(Cropped Photo: Courtesy Wiki Commons null)If testing confirms the bear was involved in Crosby's death, it will be killed.(Cropped Photo: Courtesy Wiki Commons null)

    BILLINGS, Mont. - A U.S. judge has restored federal protections to grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains and blocked the first hunts planned for the animals in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.  U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's order Monday came after he had twice delayed hunts in Wyoming and Idaho just as they were set to begin.  

    >>

    BILLINGS, Mont. - A U.S. judge has restored federal protections to grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains and blocked the first hunts planned for the animals in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.  U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's order Monday came after he had twice delayed hunts in Wyoming and Idaho just as they were set to begin.  

    >>
  • A bag for a bag: students tackle social stigma to fight food insecurity

    A bag for a bag: students tackle social stigma to fight food insecurity

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-09-25 06:15:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A problem within a solution – it’s a phrase so oxymoronic that it almost doesn’t make sense, but it’s crystal clear for a specific group of students at Lewis and Clark High School.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A problem within a solution – it’s a phrase so oxymoronic that it almost doesn’t make sense, but it’s crystal clear for a specific group of students at Lewis and Clark High School.

    >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 24th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 24th

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-09-25 06:15:27 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 24th.

    >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, September 24th.

    >>