if I saw this running down the road in my direction, my butt would be in the car with all windows up and doors locked! they're beautiful, but unpredictable, and I don't want to give the govt any reason to kill the bear, whose backyard the people are in.
Kuda-Kitsune or Kanko (管狐, "pipe fox"?) is a creature supposedly employed by Japanese kitsune-tsukai, those who use foxes as spirit familiars. Its use is described as a rat-sized fox which can be kept in a tobacco pipe.