Blue lobsters occur only in one of about every two million lobsters and the coloring is the result of a genetic defect, according to the University of Maine. Canadian fisherman Bobby Stoddard caught a striking electric blue lobster in Nova Scotia.
The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), also known as themangut or tanuki, is a canid indigenous to East Asia. It is the only extant species in the genusNyctereutes. It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family.