Wow.

Ron Niebrugge Arizona, Photos, Travel, Tucson 3 Comments

Rain-tailed cat, Tortolita Mountains, Arizona.

Ring-tailed cat, Tortolita Mountains, Arizona.

I typically won’t post such a bad photo – but then again, I typically don’t see such a rare animal!  These guys are usually nocturnal and rarely seen.

I always keep my camera ready to go by my chair except for today and it cost me a head on close-up. My camera wasn’t handy and then didn’t have a card in it, but still encouraging for future photo opps. I was pretty sure I have seen this guy at night with my flashlight, but I never could get a good look and thought it might be be a cotimundi.

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  1. Noella Ross

    I am glad you posted the photo, Ron. It is a treat to have seen this rare animal in the wild (particularly from an Australian!) – and what a magnificent tail!

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