Shocked family find bizarre creatures with 'cat's head and rat's body' in their kitchen
The family called their local vicar to destroy the odd animals but a local charity have condemned the killings

A South African family were terrified after finding strange creatures in their house that appears to have a cat’s head and rat’s body.

has apparently been discovered by a terrified family who called their local church leader to kill them.

The animals were found in Lethabong, Rustenburg, in South Africa and locals believe the creatures are cursed, according to reports, after their origin couldn’t be explained.

The family said they first realized there was something strange going on when they heard unnerving noises coming from behind their pantry and went to investigate.

They found the animals stuck behind the grocery cupboard and rather than help them, the family called the local pastor who arrived with his grinding machine to get the animals out and kill them.

But the Rustenburg Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said they should not have been killed, insisting the animals should have been handed over to them for a thorough investigation.

Attending officers who were too late to most of the animals believe they are an "unusual cat breed" not seen before and wanted to take blood samples to ascertain exactly what they are and where they came from.

Four of the animals had already been killed by the time they arrived on the scene but they did manage to take away the final two for tests.

SPCA spokesman Carla van den Berg, who was one of the inspectors at the scene said there was a concern that too many people panic when they stumble across animals that are not considered the norm and kill them.

She said: "People must remain calm and call the SPCA emergency number. Killing a creature in an inhumane way could lead to prosecution. Just don’t do anything to the animal and let us deal with it."

 
 
 
 
By Jamie Rivera 01/12/2017 18:37:00

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