This year there is a big pack of white-nosed Coati (Nasua narica) on the Firestone Center property. Lots of adults and juveniles and babies all trolling around together. When up in the trees feeding, they make quite a racket. I got a chance to spend about 10 minutes watching all this until they decided for one reason or another (maybe they spotted me) that it was time to head down and move on.
These are very good-looking animals, and happy to have had a chance to watch them doing their thing in the trees. As a side note, these are in the same family as raccoons, Procyonidae, and a large pack like this (likely 20 individuals) is composed of females and all young up to about two years of age. Older males are mostly solitary.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist