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Imperial Palace guards continued efforts Friday to shoo away a “tanuki” raccoon dog that has been hiding in a gap in a stone wall at the palace moat.

The 30-cm-long raccoon dog was spotted near the moat by a passerby Thursday morning. When a police officer went to the site, the animal escaped to the stone wall.

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