Raccoon Dogs. For Real.

Just when you think you’ve seen it all–in my line of work, I can say that and mean it–along comes a new species of animal. New to me, anyway. Meet Tanu, the Tanuki. Also known as a “Raccoon Dog.”

When I first came across this article, I was waiting to get to the part which proclaimed Tanu as an internet hoax, courtesy of Photoshop. Instead, I learned that these animals do, indeed, exist. They sound rather dog-like…except for the fact that they can CLIMB TREES! Yep.

I guess God likes to display His sense of humor with certain species! Take a look and tell me what you think…would you like to have one of these for a pet?

Click here to read the article from CNN.