What is this?

jdd

Maximum Pace
Hardest Crash
Jul 26, 2008
2,762
1,041
133
Kanazawa
tanuki, or arai-kuma

(the sign below refers to animals in general)
 

bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
2,485
3,182
433
Miura, Japan
Gotcha. I just looked at Megan and said - 'I will never ride on this road!'


Granted, it was a toll road and I could not ride on it anyway.
 

joewein

Maximum Pace
Oct 25, 2011
2,788
1,768
133
Setagaya, Tokyo
joewein.net
Tanuki (raccoon dog) and araiguma (raccoon) are unrelated species, though they look similar. The latter is a US import in Japan. This sign is more likely to be about the former.
 

mrkamot

Maximum Pace
Dec 28, 2010
141
25
48
Kawasaki
動物 - doubutsu (animals)
注意 - chui (beware)

image - looks like a genetically modified racoon with horns :p
 

WhiteGiant

Maximum Pace
Nov 4, 2006
1,209
321
113
Kawaguchi, Saitama
And the answer is...

tanuki, or arai-kuma
(the sign below refers to animals in general)
Tanuki (raccoon dog) and araiguma (raccoon) are unrelated species, though they look similar. The latter is a US import in Japan. This sign is more likely to be about the former.
jdd & joewein win the money!
It's called a tanuki, also known as a "Japanese raccoon dog"