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Raccoon dog
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Nyctereutes procyonoides
Family Name:
Canidae
Head & Body Size:
20-23 in. (50-60 cm)
Tail Size:
7 in. (18 cm)
Weight:
13 - 22 lb
Color:
grizzled grey in color, with dark areas around the eyes, the legs and the tip of the tail, and lighter areas on the muzzle and underneath their tail.
Life Span:
3-4 years
Diet:
lizards, frogs, ground birds, seeds, fruit, berries, insects, and spiders.
 
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Raccoon dog

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Raccoon dog Description
  The raccoon dog is most likely the most unusual canids in the world. It is a dog, but it looks just like a raccoon from its markings as well as in the body structure. It has a very thick body, stout legs, small rounded ears and a bushy tail.  
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