Thursday, February 23, 2012

Photo - Finish Friday --Cute Critter


We were tickled to see this coatimundi at Tikal. We followed him for a bit, at a respectable distance, while he looked for food.

11 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

That is a very cool looking critter.

Have a happy weekend.

the Bag Lady said...

After reading the information in the link, I can fully understand why people would want one as a pet - they are adorable! But they are wild animals and should (in my opinion) be left in the wild.

Leah J. Utas said...

Bag Lady, our first coatis were in Costa Rica. We got out of the bus and a group of them came right to us and all but climbed up us looking for food.
This one was not expecting a handout and I'm glad. Cute as they are they belong in the wild.

messymimi said...

They are beautiful, and special. Thanks for sharing this.

Hilary said...

They look as if someone took a raccoon and stretched them out. They're quite adorable and I see by the link and video that they are indeed related to raccoons. They move very much like them.. the paws - the way they climb people ;) - the way they startle. I'm already in love with them. Lucky you to see and enjoy this cutie.

Leah J. Utas said...

Messymimi, they're fun to watch. You're welcome.

Hilary, that's it. I get quite a kick out of the coatis. I haven't seen a raccoon in person yet. I hope I do someday.

Tabor said...

I am happy to discover these unusual animals when I travel. Now I have a better camera...just waiting for better healing and then better travel!

Dawn said...

Now THAT is a tail! What a sight to come upon.
Have a wonderful weekend Leah.

CherylK said...

So interesting! I've never heard of these creatures before this. They're kinda cute but I do not think I would want one for a pet!!

David Cranmer said...

Picture taking doesn't get better than that!

Leah J. Utas said...

Tabor, they're all part of the experience of a new place. Speedy healing.

The tail is magnificent, Dawn. Good weekend to you.

CherylK, cute as they are they belong to the wild.

David, thanks so much.