A stray kitten by the side of the road melted the heart of a Colombian farmer.
Elber Guzman thought he could help so he took the cat home to his farm in the western province of Tolima.
The feline was in fact a female baby cougar. Guzman said he thought the kitten had been abandoned.
A few days later, he realized the cat wasn’t displaying normal cat behaviour.
He said he began to suspect his guest was more than just an ordinary housecat after observing some unusual behavior.
At that point, he began comparing her to photos of cougar kittens and then put in a call to Tolima’s Environmental Body in Cortolima.
A vet from Cortolima went to Guzman’s house to collect the baby and took it in for an assessment.
After undergoing medical examinations, the feline will be released back into the wild when she is able to fend for herself.
South America cougars are a subspecies and found in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.