Two of Japan's native wild animals are the きつね fox and たぬき raccoon dog.
Interestingly there are also noodle dishes apparently named after each. (Not containing the meat of those animals!)
The terms seem to be mostly for うどん udon but occur with other kinds of noodles in Japan such as ramen and soba too.
Do we know how these two noodle dishes came to each be named after a Japanese animal? Could it be that one animal lives in a part of the country where one style of noodle dish was first popular while the other animal lives in a different part of the country with a different popular noodle dish?
Or is it based on something else?