By Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
Published: 14:54 BST, 19 April 2019 | Updated: 14:54 BST, 19 April 2019
A married couple who share their city apartment with their pet puma say that they consider the big cat a part of their family.
Sergey and Marina Ross, both aged 32, live with their 2-year-old mountain lion, Irma in their apartment in central Moscow.
They are pictured posing with the beast and even puckering up to kiss her.
Sergey and Marina Ross with Irma their pet mountain lion who they live with in Moscow
They adopted Irma from a zoo one year ago, after hearing that they intended to put her down because they could no longer afford to keep her.
The big cat initially did not allow Sergey or Marina to touch her - but after months of adjusting to her new surroundings, she has