Nottinghamshire resident Mandy Marsh told the Independent that one of the escaped animals attacked her pet goat and pony.
"I heard such a terrifying noise like I had never heard before. It was screaming. We ran out and this animal - we now know it's a raccoon dog - was trying to attack our goat, Marsh said.
"The raccoon dog was trying to kill it. It was absolutely crazy. It was hissing and screaming and snarling. It was going absolutely mad."
But the dogs’ owner said the animals are “less dangerous than a fox,” according to the BBC.
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Raccoon dogs are mostly found in Western and Northern Europe and East Asia. They have markings that resemble a raccoon and curved claws for climbing, according to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. They can grow as large as 26 inches in length and weigh as much as 13 pounds. They eat birds, lizards, frogs, rodents and fruits and seeds.