Behold, Bulgaria’s Beautiful Green Alien Cat

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I am in love with this beautiful, bright green cat from Varna, Bulgaria.

Now, I know the first thing you worry about with a video like this is the health of the animal – but this was reportedly not an act of animal cruelty. Concerned locals soon discovered that the cat turned herself green after repeatedly sleeping in an old paint barrel where some dye was leaking. According to the veterinarian in the above video, the cat is most likely dyeing herself with some sort of non-toxic food or textile dye, because it does not appear to be harming her. Were this dye painful or dangerous for her, her fur and her skin wouldn’t look so healthy, and the coloring wouldn’t be so consistent.

The cat first became popular back in 2014, when locals in the seaside town of Varnia, Bulgaria noticed her and another stray running around together. At first, they were worried about how she’d gotten her strange color, but as I mentioned above, their investigation then soothed their fears. The emerald-green cat remained popular, with locals and tourists drawing her out for a photo or two with some treats.

Now, according to the update video below, the cat has found a new sleeping spot, and she’s nearly returned to her natural color – unchanged except for “a couple of green highlights, and having gained a little extra weight from all those treats.”

(Via Tech Times and Getty Images TV; image via screengrab )

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