Sometimes you trip across something that you find new and different. You might even wonder why you have never heard this before. Not that it is usually earth shattering, but something that motivates you to “check it out”. Today on twitter I saw someone talking about a raccoon dog and then I had to start looking. I thought they were pulling my leg.
The raccoon dog, also known as the mangut, tanuki or neoguri is a canid indigenous to East Asia. Who knew? (Probably everyone but me.)
I found it interesting that the dog mates and remains monogamous. They will only get another mate if their mate passes away. Their nearest relative, scientifically speaking is the fox.
Have you ever seen a raccoon dog?