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Cat gives birth to Dog?

PostPosted: November 17th, 2006, 3:47 pm
by Liv
This week, in a conversation way over the top of my blonde head we've been discussing Micro-evolution and it's role to either prove or dis-prove creationism. While I'm not sure how a Cat giving birth to a dog fits in with the whole thing, I'm sure of one thing. If my cat had a baby dog, I'd start praying again.


Brazilian student Cassia Aparecida de Souza, 18, holds her cat Mimi together with what Cassia claims are Mimi's own offsprings born with dog traits last Friday, three months after mating with a neighbour's dog, in the southern Brazilian city of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul state, November 15, 2006. A geneticist from the Passo Fundo University plans to take blood samples from the animals to verify the claim by Cassia and her husband Rogerio that the puppies are part of Mimi's litter of six, of which the three that were born with cat features died soon after birth, leaving the surviving three dog-like offsprings.

PostPosted: November 18th, 2006, 3:15 pm
by RebelSnake
"It's not uncommon for mammals to nurse young from another species. The cat gave birth in a field and she likely inherited the puppies from a nearby female dog who had recently given birth," he said.

PostPosted: November 22nd, 2006, 8:48 am
by RebelSnake
Blood Tests Debunk Cat-Dog Birth Claim

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Nov. 21) - Brazil's cat-puppy mystery has been solved.
Blood tests refute a Brazilian woman's claim that her cat had given birth to three puppies, geneticist Adil Pacheco said Tuesday.

Cassia Aparecida de Souza, 18, from a poor neighborhood of Passo Fundo in southern Brazil, said last Friday that her cat Mimi had given birth to the three puppies as well as three kittens, which did not survive.

"People who aren't experts often imagine things," said Pacheco, director of the Institute of Biological Sciences of the University of Passo Fundo. "All the facts contradict her."

Pacheco, who was asked by a local newspaper to conduct a chromosome test to check the spectacular claim which gained wide media attention, said mammals sometimes nursed the young from another species.