Raccoon dogs living wild in the UK

Raccoon dogs, a species from Asia, have been found living wild in the UK in recent times.

Wild Racoon dog, naturally found in Asia

Despite being a dangerous animal, likely to attack humans, up until early last year they were bred in the UK as pets. Thankfully now only existing animals can be sold, they cannot be bred.

They are capable of doing significant damage to the British countryside and any sighting should be reported.

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