Although the name implies it’s a dog, the Racoon Dog is most definitely not a dog. It is also not a racoon. It belongs to the canid family which includes wolves foxes, and yes, dogs, but it is not a dog. In other words, don’t go looking for one to keep as a pet.
The internet has become obsessed with these adorable animals that come from East Asia and Europe. Writer, Molly Priddy posted some photos on the cute little guys, ( although she incorrectly labeled it a do) and Twitter can’t get enough. With those faces we can see why.
there is a type of wild dog called the Racoon Dog and it is real and a dog but it looks like this pic.twitter.com/yqH7YXilHK
— Molly Priddy (@mollypriddy) May 7, 2018
You can see the Racoon Dog in action in the video below.
Twitter has fallen in love.
With each picture, it becomes less racoon and more dog. Giving this the appearance of the instructions for a Transformer / the cover of a very confusing Animorphs. https://t.co/5hiAf6vjJm
— Lawrence Miles (@Lawrence_Miles) May 7, 2018
Evolving period in Pokemon might be real https://t.co/88Wqsji9VT
— Indomie Goreng (@dalkuma) May 7, 2018
did a raccoon trying to get adopted by people write this tweet https://t.co/anUZSgvL4O
— julia reinstein (@juliareinstein) May 7, 2018
H/T: Twitter Moments