April 23, 2012

A Coati by Any Other Name...

 The dogs started barking their heads off one day, and when I looked out the window, there was a coati climbing on our wall! I've heard about them, but I haven't had a chance to see one close up. Of course, I ran to go get the camera, and she in turn, scampered quickly away. Darn it! The next day, same thing, but this time I was armed and ready. I quietly tip toed out to our patio to quickly snap a few
pics, but of course, she detected me immediately. Grrrr! I knew she'd come back because a maid from one of the houses in our shared backyard leaves out food for her. So the next day, I stalked my patio waiting for her to come around again. The neighbors must have been thinking, "Crazy Gringa!" When she finally made her grand appearance, I stood motionless and snapped some pics. I could tell she knew exactly what I was doing, and it appeared that she was even humoring me. Silly, silly human being!

1 comment:

  1. My husband's family is from Yucatan (near Merida) and they call these "pisot" :) I think coatis are so cool, but I've only seen 1 here in Cancun.