Varied diet including insects, small mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles, mollusks, carrion, as well as fruits, nuts, and berries.
Woodland and forests close to water.
In the winter raccoon dogs enter a state called torpor, and they are the only canids that do this. Torpor is different from hibernation in that they will come out to forage on warm winter days.
Raccoon dogs are considered invasive in Europe where they were introduced due to the fur trade.
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