The internet is going crazy over this fur ball -- is it a dog or a cat?

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By Maria Mercedes Galuppo, Buzz60

The internet has a brand-new animal to crush on, but there's just one problem: nobody can quite identify what it is.

The furry fella's name is Atchoum, and he has everyone questioning what kind of animal he is.

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Atchoum is a Persian kitten from Quebec, Canada. He has a very rare congenital condition known as the werewolf syndrome. This leads people to wonder whether he's a dog, a cat or even maybe an owl!

See photos of him below and decide for yourself:

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This is my autumn look 🍁so you can fall in love with me! Un noeud papillon automnal, pour que vous tombiez en amour avec moi! #bowtie #atchoumthewerecat #hypertrichosis #werewolfsyndrome #werewolfcat #persiancat #catlover
Mom trying to show to my human teens what was the hairstyles in the 80s Mom qui essaie de montrer à mes ados humaines ce qu'était les coiffures dans les 80s #werewolfsyndrome #werewolfcat #persian #atchoumthecat #atchoumthewerecat
Yes it's Saturday, if you don't feel too tired of your week, visit us at exhibition Artistochats at Centre Pierre Charbonneau. Here's the address:Centre Pierre-Charbonneau 3000 rue Viau, Montréal H1V3J3 (à coté du métro Viau) COME and MEET Atchoum and join us for a day of everything CATS!! Atchoum will be present on SATURDAY, November 5th from 10am to 14pm. Oui c'est samedi, si vous ne vous sentez pas trop fatigués de votre semaine, venez nous voir au salon des Artistochats au Centre Pierre Charbonneau. Voici l'adresse:Centre Pierre-Charbonneau 3000 rue Viau, Montréal H1V3J3 (à coté du métro Viau) Venez rencontrer Atchoum et rejoignez-nous pour une journée CHATS !! Atchoum sera présent le samedi 5, Novembre de 10h à 14h.Manquez pas CHAT #salon #expo #artist #cats #montreal #hypertrichose #persian #werewolfsyndrome #werewolfcat #atchoumthecat #caturday
Mom : Where is the Batman costume, I left it on the table... Atchoum : No idea, mom, I didn't see anything...🙄😇 Mom: Ou est passé le costume de Batman, je l'avais laissé sur la table... Atchoum : Aucune idée, mom, je n'ai rien vu...😇🙄 #atchoumthecat #werewolf #werewolfsyndrome #hypertrichosis
I get ready for the cold weathers... Je me prépare au temps froid...❄️ #atchoumthecat #hypertrichosis #werewolf #werewolves #werewolfsyndrome #werewolfcat #cold
Black &white 🎱💣⚽️💭 #atchoumthecat #werewolfcat #werewolves #werewolf #hypertrichosis #black&white
Peek-a-boo mom!!!🙀 Coucou mom!!🙀 #werewolfcat #werewolf #hypertrichosis #hypertrichosis #atchoumthecat #atchoumthewerecat
What, did I hear ? You want to adopt another hairball.😳 Quoi, ai-je bien entendu? Tu veux adopter une autre boule de poils.😳 #hypertrichosis #atchoumthecat #werewolfcat #werewolfsyndrome #werewolfs
Well! You make me wear the nose hair on the side...😕 Hé ben! Tu me fais porter les poils de nez sur le côté... #hypertrichosis #atchoumthecat #werewolfcat #werewolfsyndrome
Here the culprit that makes holes in the bags Voila le coupable qui fait des trous dans les sacs #purina #purinaveterinarydiets #atchoumthecat #atchoumthewerecat #hypertrichosis #werewolfsyndrome #werewolfcat
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Have no fear, his condition is not as scary as it sounds. It's simply a hormonal condition that causes hair and claws to grow fast, which is why Atchoum had to get them removed for safety.

Atchoum even has his own website where he shares thoughts and hobbies. He even uses it to discuss his love-hate relationship with his frenemy.

The celebrity cat has a remarkable resemblance an Ewok, the Grinch, the Lorax and even Einstein.

Atchoum has been a source of inspiration for many artists, who have immortalized his peculiar look in paintings.

He even has a book with Canadian celebrity cat Oreo! However, Oreo's story is for another day ...

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