a fictional animal from Margaret Atwood's novel Oryx and Crake, a cross of a raccoon and a skunk
The rakunks had begun as an after-hours hobby on the part of the OrganInc biolab hotspots. (...)
(...)"No smell to it, not like a skunk," said Jimmy's father. "It's a clean animal, with a nice disposition. Placid. Racoons never made good pets once they grown up, they got crabby, they'd tear your houses to pieces. This thing is supposed to be calmer."
(M.Atwood, Oryx and Crake, Virago Press 2004, p.57-8)