Person posts ad on Craigslist for 'found cat,' turns out to be a wild bobcat

A person near Richmond, Virginia posted an ad on Craigslist seeking the owners of a found cat. But the animal wasn't a found pet -- it was a wild bobcat. The ad turned out to be fake, and the photos were taken from an Instagram account featuring rescued bobcats in Texas.

(Meredith) -- A person near Richmond, Virginia posted an ad on Craigslist seeking the owners of a found cat. But the animal wasn't a found pet -- it was a wild bobcat.

As funny as the ad was, it turned out to be a hoax.

The photos in the ad were taken from an Instagram account featuring two rescued bobcats from Texas, @a_bobcats_tale. The account has more than 22,500 followers.

The fake ad was posted May 4 and titled "FOUND CAT - NEED OWNERS ASAP!!" In the description, the unidentified person wrote that he/she found the cat stuck in the backyard fence.

The person brought the cat inside and was convinced it belonged to someone because it was "too big to be a stray."

The person wrote that the cat was "very vocal and mean" and he/she thought the cat might be a tabby, Bengal or Maine Coon mix.

"Please if u r his owner contact me ASAP i can not keep him here because as cute as he is, he is CRAZY and has gotten into everything in the house in 1 night and is EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE!!" the ad reads.

Click here to read the full fake ad.

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