Originally Posted by NZdick1983
Wonder if I could domesticate one as a pet.. could be a lucky charm (mascot) for my biz..
Have not seen a tanooki kept as a pet though they can become accustomed to people and not run away in fright. I've fed them scraps to keep them coming around the house. My friend from Oita built a tanooki "village" behind his house to watch them in the evenings. It was just a bunch of boards and ramps with food and whiskey to lure them. After a couple of years he had so many partying tanookis in his back yard, his family couldn't sleep for the noise.