In Ponpoko, the player controls a Tanuki (狸 or たぬき?), a Japanese raccoon dog, that can climb ladders, walk across floors and jump over gaps while trying to avoid red and yellow snakes. The player must collect all the fruits and vegetables in order to advance to the next level. There are also baskets that contain either snakes, fruits, vegetables, or other bonus items.
Source: Wikipedia, "Ponpoko", available under the CC-BY-SA License.