An animal with a striking to resemblance to both a dog and a bear has left the internet divided.
Reddit user TheRedFoxx, from Nashville, Tennessee, posted the image on Imgur with the caption: ‘Somebody brought this bear into doggie day care.’
The image has since been seen seen over one million times with many commenters weighing in on the debate asking ‘Is it a dog or a bear?’
Reddit user TheRedFoxx, from the US, posted the image on Imgur with the caption: ‘Somebody brought this bear into doggie day care’
The animal has characteristics of both creatures, with dark brown eyes, sharp teeth and a fluffy appearance.
The picture was taken by the Reddit user’s friend Ryan Horn who works at the Dog Spot in West Nashville, US, who sent it to friends joking it was a bear.
And commenters on Imgur were quick to give their opinion with BenderIsGreat42 dubbing it ‘the dress all over again,’ in reference to the dress which went viral after viewers saw it as either navy and black or white and gold.
While another made a joke, Carson 9910 posted: ‘Bear with me, I think he might be a woof.’
But one posted Nize426 was quick to decide he was a dog.
He wrote: ‘I don’t know if bears pant. I’m going with dog.’
But another was just not convinced that it wasn’t a bear cub.
The animal has characteristics of both creatures, with dark brown eyes, sharp teeth and a fluffy appearance which sparked debate and left Imgur users divided with some convinced it was a bear
While Antiusername was sure it was a canine.
He wrote: ‘It’s a blow-dried dog. A bear cub would have huge, wide paws.’
And BenderIsGreat42 agreed it was a pup, he posted ‘it’s the eyes that give it away.’
While Nysa weighed in that her puppy also resembled a bear and a Newfoundland dog.
They wrote: ‘She’s a Newfoundland so she will actually be a bear when she grows up.’
The dog breed is known for their giant size.
But CatTax just wanted answers and posted: ‘For the love of all that is holy! Someone, please tell me if this a dog or a bear!’
But one user claimed it didn’t have big enough paws to be a bear while another said ‘the eyes’ gave away its canine identity
While one joker went their own way, MedicLt posted: ‘That is a wombat.’
While others were just thrilled to see the fluffy creature existed.
Deiz wrote: ‘The urge to cuddle is unbearable.’
And a user just took the caption at face value and believed someone had brought a bear to the daycare centre.
Normandy247 wrote: ‘I believe you but if you’re lying, this is way too convincing to not specify.
‘This is a bear, right?’
But the original poster explained the dog was a Pomeranian, the owners said the dog is a mixed breed and called Bounce, belonging to an owner in Georgia
But the debate was then cut short by the original poster who revealed the dog breed.
TheRedFoxx posted that the owners ‘said it was a Pomeranian. But I assume that was code for bear.’
The daycare centre worker revealed to Buzzfeed he’s a Pomeranian mix called Bounce and is owned by Elizabeth Maguyon, from Georgia.