An old tree stump with grass growing over it, Faroe Islands
are you stupid thats a unicorn
oh what I have to draw this
I love this unicorn
Raccoon Dog (Carnivora: Canidae: Nyctereutes procyonoides)
Often mistaken for a badger or a raccoon, the raccoon dog is actually more closely related to wild dogs. That being said, they act more like raccoons as they scavenge for berries along riverbanks. Raccoon dogs are often hunted as pests. Their luck in the illegal fur trade is no better, often attracting the attention of animal welfare groups. Their adaptability in the wild allows them to quickly become an unwelcome invasive species out of Asia. However, this sneaky trickster is well honoured in Japanese folklore as a master of disguise. Raccoon dog, or “Tanuki”, figurines are often places outside of Buddhist to bring good fortune by showing off a friendly smile.
Here’s a cool fact! The tanuki of Japan (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus) is a subspecies of raccoon dog that’s so genetically distinct from the mainland species that it’s been proposed that they be reclassified as their own species.
The animals in the above picture are tanuki. Mainland raccoon dogs (of which there are several more subspecies) tend of be a lot bulkier, with thicker fur.
In the coldest climates, some raccoon dogs will even hibernate- the only canid that does. Tanuki do not hibernate because of the more mild temperatures in Japan.
Another cool fact: the raccoon dog’s closest relative is the bat-eared fox. Both are very primitive canid species.
Endemic to northern Australia, they has been for around 10,000 years.
ADORABLE PURPLE BABY DINOSAURS
'Oh … Well that's disappointing.'
Jeanne Lanvin, 1922
The Indianapolis Museum of Art
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE
I’ve been cosplaying for 15 years and this though.
…Unfortunately this is how most mass-produced coats have their buttons sewn on and they usually just fall off and have to be re-sewn on chump style anyway.
Mill Street Vintage
Maruyama Ōkyo | 1733 - 1795
Japanese already perfected “cute” and “manga” during 1700s - from one of master artists during edo era.