The only kind of “bandit” that should exist would be this cutie pie! My heart was stolen by this little one’s “mugshot” and I’m totally fine with that! I just couldn’t resist her cuteness. I might name her Masquereign or Rockette. I’m not sure yet. I looked up the name, Tanuki, and saw it meant raccoon dog, I think? In Japanese lore it’s an enemy or maybe it was a relative of the kitsune or something rather… I don’t know.
Edit: After a little bit more research I learned that, Tanuki, is not a relative of a raccoon at all. It’s more closely related to a dog, fox or wolves aka other species, branches or lineages of “canids/dogs” if you want to be a bit more scientifically accurate… Anyway… I still love this little one despite the pictures of Tanuki from Japanese folklore was creepy and a bit weird. Masquereign seems to be good for a girl, right?
PS: I’ve decided to call her, Scout. Scout, was the nickname of the little girl in the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, if I’m not mistaken. So I figured I’d go with that name. I always name shiny Sentrets and Zigzagoons I catch in different generations of the Pokémon games Scout. So Scout it is. It appears she’s gotten a bad case of jet lag. Having to spend 7 hours in my locker at work probably didn’t help the poor dear. And to top off the jet lag there’s the boredom too. I would have liked to have been able carried her around by tucking her into my apron from the neck down but her head was a bit too big.