Nature Notes

December 15, 2009

White-Nosed Coatimundi

Filed under: Animals,Panama — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 8:33 am

White-Nosed Coatimundi

White-Nosed Coatimundi

Related to the Racoon family, White-Nosed Coatimundi, can be found from the southern U.S. to South America. They can often be seen in large groups. In Costa Rica,on a quiet back road, we came upon two dozen of them who ran to our car. They apparently had become used to human handouts

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  1. Goodness! It does look similar to a racoon! Sure am glad that you introduced me to it in case I see one in the woods!
    Thanks for posting. A fellow nature lover.

    Comment by naturegirl — December 17, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

  2. Thanks Naturegirl, I appreciate the comment.


    Comment by Harold — December 19, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

  3. Those feet look very much like raccoon feet. And if they are running the car for a handout, they are definitely related to raccoons! We used to have pet raccoons when we were kids and they were a lot of fun

    Comment by Brook Tyler — December 20, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

  4. Thanks Brook.

    Comment by Harold — December 26, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

  5. My husband and I just returned from Costa Rica and were happy to make the acquaintance of many coaitmundi. One came gingerly out of the brush on a National Park tour. Days later driving in the NW area(Guanacaste)we stopped on a roadside to see nearly two dozen beautiful coatimundi eating grubs from the side of the road. They did not run away but were not begging food either.

    Comment by Judy Wiener — March 3, 2011 @ 11:24 am

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