Scientists announced today the discovery of a new cat-octopus chimera species, which they have named “Felis octopussy”. The new species is a hybrid of a domestic cat and an octopus, and is the first confirmed case of inter-species chimerism.
“This is a truly remarkable discovery,” said lead researcher Dr. John Crawford. “We’ve never seen anything like it before.”
The Felis octopussy is a small, furry creature with eight tentacles and a tail. It has the head of a cat, but the body and tentacles of an octopus.
“We’re not sure how this happened, but it’s an amazing example of nature’s ability to create new and unique creatures,” said Dr. Crawford.
The Felis octopussy is not the first cat-octopus hybrid to be discovered. In 2015, a team of Japanese researchers discovered a creature they named the ‘Nekomusume,’ which had the head of a cat and the body of an octopus. However, that creature was later found to be a hoax.
The Felis octopussy is currently being studied by scientists in order to learn more about its unique biology.