Atsugi City, in Japan's Kanagawa district, lies some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Tokyo.
GV ZOOM OUT FROM Mountain TO surrounding terrain.
SV Mrs Nakamura with her white dog.
CU Wild boar playing with a puppy and a dog. (4 SHOTS)
CUs Mrs Nakamura holding two baby racoon dogs. (3 SHOTS)
CU Puppy playing with racoon dogs.
CUs Puppy and wild boar feeding from dog along with racoon dogs. (4 SHOTS)
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Background: Atsugi City, in Japan's Kanagawa district, lies some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Tokyo. Mrs Nakamura, who runs a hotel there, is the proud owner of a white dog called Moska. Moska hit the headlines recently playing foster mother to an orphaned wild boar. One of Moska's two puppies died soon after birth, and Mrs Nakamura decided to teach her to nurse the baby boar, found by a nearby farmer. And when Mrs Nakamura was presented with two baby racoon dogs found abandoned on an adjacent golf course, she thought it worthwhile to try and extend Moska's family. The experiment has so far proved successful. Moska's own puppy plays with his adopted brothers and sisters, disregarding their differences in size and shape. There have been cases of pet dogs rearing other animals, but it could be the first time that a dog has nursed several animals of different species as well as her own.