No, someone did not mistake a mountain lion for a lost cat
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
It's been making the rounds on Facebook and elsewhere, a photo of a mountain lion getting a bath in someone's tub. There's even a dab of soap on the big cat's sweet-yet-fierce-looking face.
The caption says:
FOUND: Cat was at my front door this evening. Ate 3 big cans of tuna. Was covered in dirt and leaves, so we gave him a bath. If you know anyone who is missing a Siamese (maybe) in North Rancho please tell them to PM me."
It's shocking and hilarious and shareable, but it's a hoax, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department.
AZGFD published a notice on its Facebook page last month asking people not to contact them about the mountain lion.