Animals we encountered
Coatis spend considerable time on the ground, but they climb trees as easily as a squirrel.
When in trees, their long tail seems to function, as does that of a squirrel, largely in maintaining balance.
Coatis are sociable creatures and travel in packs or troops.
Unlike their relatives, the raccoons, coatis are largely active by day.
They consume a wide variety of available food including insects and other ground-dwelling arthropods, lizards, snakes, carrion, rodents, nuts and fruits and prickly pear.
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