Ring-tailed cat or balisuri (Bassariscus as tutus), Isla Partida in the Archipielago de Espiritu Santo National Park near La Paz, the Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
I had read about this small mammal, which is actually a member of the racoon family and not a cat, and it didn’t disappoint. They have obviously become habituated to the procession of kayakers that camp on the island, and on one particular beach. One of them crept into our camp even when we were awake and cooking on a campfire, and came very close to us; I could hear the sound of it clattering around with our cooking pots.
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- Duncan Murrell
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- Kayaking the Sea of Cortez, Mexico