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bloaker

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I saw this sign yesterday and have no idea what animal this is...

Is it a 'raccoon/beaver/pig'? :eek:
 

jdd

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tanuki, or arai-kuma

(the sign below refers to animals in general)
 

bloaker

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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

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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

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動物 - doubutsu (animals)
注意 - chui (beware)

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

WhiteGiant

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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"
 
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