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Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus)
The Ringtail has a cat-like body and face like a fox with big ears. It has brownish fur above, pale buff underparts and a bushy tail with black and white rings. The eyes have black or dark brown rings round them.... Read more >
Cacomistle (Bassariscus sumichrasti)
The Cacomistle related to the Raccoons. It is gray to brownish with a long bushy tail that is ringed with buff and black bands. The ears are pointed. Read more >

White-nosed Coati
White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica)
The White-nosed Coati is gray-brown grizzled with silver down the sides. The face has a white band near the end of the long pointed nose. It has a white spot on the cheeks and above and below the eyes. The front legs... Read more >
Northern Raccoon
Northern Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
The Raccoon has a black mask across the eyes and bushy tail with four to ten black rings. The body color ranges from grey to reddish brown to pale brown. The front paws have long fingers that look a bit like human hands. Read more >
North American Hog-nosed Skunk
North American Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus leuconotus)
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Hooded Skunk
Hooded Skunk (Mephitis macroura)
The Hooded Skunk is similar to the Striped Skunk but has longer tail and softer fur than the Striped Skunk.. There is a patch of longer hair on the upper neck. There are two color forms. In one form the body is all... Read more >
Striped Skunk
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
Striped skunks have black fur with a white stripe that starts on the head and forks into two stripes down the sides of the back. The stripes usually join again near the base of the tail. There is also a stripe from the... Read more >
Western Spotted Skunk
Western Spotted Skunk (Spilogale gracilis)
The Western Spotted Skunk is similar in appearance to its Eastern Spotted relative, but has more white areas of fur. It has a white spot on the forehead and one in front of each ear. There are four white stripes running... Read more >
Eastern Spotted Skunk
Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius)
The Eastern Spotted Skunk has short legs with small tapered head, and short, rounded nose. It has a white spot on the forehead and one in front of each ear. There are six white stripes on the front part of the body. The... Read more >

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