Raccoon Dogs That Terrorized English Town Have Been Recaptured

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Two vicious raccoon dogs have been recaptured after terrorizing an English town for days. 

The two dogs went missing from an enclosure Tuesday morning around 6 a.m., according to Nottinghamshire Police, and had been wreaking havoc for the citizens of the quaint town before they were recaptured Saturday.

Mandy Marsh, 53, and her husband, 54-year-old Dale, were awoken in the early morning hours Tuesday by a "blood-curdling scream." As Dale rushed to see what was happening outside his home, his wife said, he spotted one of the creatures trying to attack their pony and goat, according to SWNS. 

She said that the pony was trying to protect the goat and it took them two hours to chase the wild animal off their property. 

“We ran in with two great big pieces of wood to try and shoo the raccoon off and try and get it to go away so we could get the animals out of the field,” Mandy added. “We've never seen anything like it in our lives. It was scary. We didn't know what it was. It looked terrible."

The raccoon dog is native to Eastern Asia, according to Britannica. The dogs are now common in European countries after having been accidentally released or having escaped, according to England's RSPCA.


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