Escaped weird but real raccoon dogs menace the English countryside

CNET | 5/29/2019 | Eric Mack
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Raccoon dogs on the loose have been spotted in the English countryside.

Raccoon dogs are on the loose in the UK. While it may sound like the plot of a comic book set amidst a world filled with nuclear fallout, the animals are very real and apparently freaking people out in the northern English countryside.

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The exotic pets, which are members of the dog family from Asia, escaped from an enclosure in Clarborough Tuesday and began terrorizing neighbors. One of the animals was photographed at a nearby farm and allegedly attacked a goat.

Nottinghamshire Police said they're not domesticated and "potentially dangerous if approached."

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A raccoon dog forages in a forest, showing its camouflage colors.

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, raccoon dogs hail from eastern Asia but have been imported to Europe although the organization strongly discourages keeping them as pets.

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