Sunday, June 26, 2011


Ringtails are interesting mammals related to raccoons but a little smaller. I didn't know they occurred in our neighborhood until I talked with John and Cathy Mandell recently, who have been seeing Ringtails on Sherbourne St. since 2009! These nocturnal hunters are sneakier than raccoons. They eat all kinds of insects, snakes, rats, mice, squirrels, and even birds. Has anyone else been seeing them around? Here's a photo that John and Cathy took back in 2009 in their backyard. How neat!


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