In other strange animal pairing news, a pet cat in China has adopted a rat which she nurses alongside her four kittens!
Sun, 81, says that a neighbour came to see the kittens on the day they were born and was amazed to see a rat suckling alongside them. "At the beginning, I thought I must have seen wrong. So I took a flashlight and had a clear look," said the neighbour.
The rat not only drinks cat's milk, but also plays with its kitten 'brothers and sisters', according to the Qilu Evening Post. The cat reportedly treats the rat exactly the same as her natural kittens and it has become part of her family.