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A woman who woke up to find an adorable pup in her back garden later found out it was actually a dingo. But don't worry, it is still very adorable.
The unusual story was shared on Facebook by a woman who says she heard whimpering outside her home in Bright, Australia, so went outside to see what it was.
She wrote: "I woke up this morning hearing a whimpering on my bush block, l can't tell if it's a fox or a dog."
Alongside the post she shared some snaps of the cute little animal and a debate about its species was sparked.
Unable to decide if she had a dog or a fox on her hands, the woman decided to take it to Alpine Animal Hospital, where staff carried out a DNA test and then sent him off to the Australian Dingo Foundation's sanctuary to be looked after while they waited.
It turned out that the animal, now named Wandi, was in fact a dingo and he likely ended up in the woman's garden after being dropped by an eagle. Quite the adventure for the little cutie.
Revealing the news on Instagram, the sanctuary wrote: "After weeks of anxious waiting, results from UNSW's genetics lab revealed Wandi is a 100 percent pure Victoria highlands dingo.
"Wandi will become part of our breeding program, adding new genes to increase strength and diversity of our captive insurance population of pure dingoes we have at our sanctuary.
"We believe Wandi was stolen by an eagle and dropped as he had sustained wounds on his back, and his nails were worn down suggesting he had travelled far on foot before being found."
Speaking to abc.au, vet Dr Bec Day said: "He was a puppy when he was brought to us, so about eight to ten weeks.
"He had a mark on his back and there were no other pups nearby. The resident hadn't heard any [other dingos] calling. So, he was just a lonely little soul sitting in a backyard.
"He was adorable, serious puppy cuteness. No fear of people at all. He was quite calm about the whole process."
If, like me and Dr Bec, you have now fallen completely in love with little Wandi and want to keep updated on what he's up to, then I have good news. Wandi has got his own Instagram page, which has already shared a bunch of cute snaps of the little fella. Enjoy.
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