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SublightMonster t1_ix27mih wrote

In Japan they were introduced in the 1970s after idiots bought them as pets because of a popular anime (Rascal). They’ve now spread to every prefecture and are pushing out native species like tanuki. There’s an active trap and destroy order for them throughout the country.


K-Uno t1_ix3ag18 wrote

Nooooo, damn that sucks! I love the tanuki

Raccoons are so adaptable too, they would easily out compete many local species around the world


Mad_Aeric t1_ix3vahq wrote

I always wonder what the hell these people were thinking. Rascal established that racoons are terrible pets.


KmartQuality t1_ix4u5wg wrote

Just looked up a tanuki.

It's probably at the local zoo!