A rare cat pellet found in North Carolina has become the first of its kind in the U.S. and one of the rarest ever found in the country.
The pet owner, whose name was not released, said he was out for a walk with his cat when he saw the litter hanging in the brush.
He picked it up and tried to toss it into the ditch.
When he got home, he told his wife that he had seen a white-striped cat with black markings in the distance.
She was suspicious, so he called the police.
The cat had a distinctive black mark on its face, ears and tail that matched the markings of the cat found in New Jersey last year.
It also had an unusual pattern on its hind legs that looked like the shape of a cross, the police report states.
The police report also said the cat was about 3.5 years old and had no other known markings.
The cat was also wearing a collar with a cross on it.