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    SCIENTISTS have gone barking mad over this cat — which appears to have had PUPPIES.

    Owner Cassia Aparecida de Souza says her moggie Mimi got pregnant after mating with a neighbour’s dog.
    Cassia, 18, says Mimi had a litter of six babies — three cat-like and the rest looking like dogs.
    The cat creatures died after the birth in Passo Fundo, Brazil, but the doggies survived. Geneticists are testing blood samples. Unlikely hybrids have happened before but always between closely related species.
    Hercules the “liger” followed an encounter between a male lion and a tigress.
    And a “wolphin”, half killer whale and half bottlenose dolphin, also exists.

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    Most hybrids are infertile because of the number of chromosomes, they need to be even and also have another partner that has the same number of chromosomes to mate. Reason why plants tend to be polymorphic, more genetic variation, and the fact that they can mate with themselves eliminating that problem

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    They look exactly like puppies to me.
    I'm suspicious about this story because none of the cat like babies survived.
    I think this is just a case of an animal nursing another species as her own.
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    as suspected:

    Blood tests debunk cat-puppy claim

    Tue Nov 21, 9:09 PM ET

    SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - 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.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061122/...zil_dogcats_dc

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