A Japanese "raccoon dog" named Tanu has become a star on the Internet.
According to Uproxx, the creature is a tanuki, which spends most of its time sleeping because it is winter and it is hibernating.
The tanuki's owner, Twitter user chibi_tori, told BuzzFeed News he found Tanu in June 2015, after it had been abandoned.
While they look like dogs, tanukis do not bark, but rather whine and growl like foxes.
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Their cries are higher-pitched than cats or dogs, notes BuzzFeed News.