Raccoon Dog 너구리 Noguri

Raccoon Dogs can be found throughout much of Japan, Korea, China and Siberia.  My farmer friend told me that water deer  and raccoon dogs are a headache because they eat the sweet potato leaves, corn, young radish leaves and sorghum.  Raccoon dogs have curved nails so they can climb trees and hibernate in the winter.

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Raccoon Dog fur is used in the production of calligraphy brushes.

Racoon dogs (너구리) are also called 貉, Tanuki or Magnut.

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