Oklahoma wildlife dept. says mountain lions don’t make good pets. The internet disagrees.

Pet mountain lions sound like an oxymoron, but after some funny tweeting by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, the state, it seems, is asking whether such ownership is really a bad idea.

On Jan. 20, the government department tweeted a photo of a mountain lion lying in the snow with the caption “YOU are cold. They have fur. Do not let inside.” The tweet was shared more than 22,000 times as Twitter users defied the advice and expressed an interest in petting or owning a mountain lion.