"Raccoon," you say, "Ho hum."
It's a wild dog, I say
"But that's not a wild dog....that's a raccoon," you answer.
Ahhh, but wait....check out the animal below.
"Okay...THAT'S a raccoon!"
So what's that other raccoonishly amazing animal at the top?
It's a Raccoon dog. No kidding.
Raccoon dogs are wild dogs that live in Asia.
And they do some weird things...
Weird Thing #1: They can can climb trees!
Weird Thing #2: They hibernate...like bears do
Weird Thing #3: They can't bark, only growl and whine
Weird Thing #4: They eat mice...and pumpkins!
Take a look at the other things they eat:
Notice the Fire-bellied Toad? (check out my frog posts here)
And the tortoise looks like he'd be a tough nut to crack! ha ha
Raccoon Dogs and Maned wolves aren't the only strange dogs, or canids, out there. In the next few posts, we'll explore some more!
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