Hundreds of people on chess.com have asked me, "Bile, what is that animal that is your icon on your profile page? Is it a racoon? Is it a badger? Whelp, it's a TANUKI. If you want to learn about tanuki, you can learn about them HERE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanuki .
A notable feature of Tanuki is called out in the japanese song:
- Tan Tan Tanuki no kintama wa,
- Kaze mo nai no ni,
- Bura bura
You can see this illustrated in the "Main Image" that I've posted. If you want to learn more about Tanuki, make sure to watch the documentary on them from Studio Ghibi called "Pom Poko".
Bile Agar Agar.