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Ring Tailed Cat

Saw a Ring Tailed Cat yesterday morning early on the pavement near Manker, unfortunately it was deceased.  It wasn't squished but just laying there.  I sure wish I would have seen a live one, after 500+ Baldy summits and certainly over 1000 hikes in the greater San Antonio drainage, it seems like I would have seen another one.  I have a pic but it isn't that great.
RichardK

Ring tail

I have never seen one, either. Since they are in the raccoon family, I assume that they are nocturnal. Hence, very rarely seen in daytime. Sad that this one was deceased.
longcut

ringtail

i saw a ringtail inside the yosemite cafe year before last. ran out of the kitchen, under the breakfast counter, and they shooed it out the door.
OutdoorAbstract

Re: Ring tail

RichardK wrote:
Since they are in the raccoon family, I assume that they are nocturnal. Hence, very rarely seen in daytime. Sad that this one was deceased.


85% of my hiking time is before sunrise so I'm nocturnal too and maybe they're out there on my hikes but unseen.  It was sad that this one was dead, I would much rather have seen it bounding along or cavorting with other critters.
davantalus

I've seen one twice in a local canyon drainage, just after dark. Beeg beady eyes in my headlamp. Very Happy
tracker

davantalus wrote:
I've seen one twice in a local canyon drainage, just after dark. Beeg beady eyes in my headlamp. Very Happy

Me too. Up San Fran in South Portal Cyn. was where I saw it.
Like raccoons, when they are around people a lot they kind of lose their fear. The private camp in Portal told me that one comes in their kitchen and helps itself to whatever it can make off with.
But then we had the Powerhouse Fire. It may be a year or two before any more are in that canyon.

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