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Tayra

Eira barbara

Description:

Has an appearance similar to weasels and martens, growing to a size of about 60 cm (23.6 in), not including a 45 cm (17.7 in) long tail. From the photo is appears to have either dark brown or black fur. There might be a with a lighter patch on its chest, but it is no viewable. The Tayras appears to be young, but might grow to weigh around 5 kilograms (11 pounds), ranging from 2.7 to 7.5 kg (6-16.5 pounds).

Habitat:

spotted in a dry tropical forest in a known animal trail at the tail end of the summer season. There may have been one or two fires occurring on neighboring farmland.

Notes:

Also known as the tolomuco or perico ligero in Central America, irara in Brazil, san hol or viejo de monte in the Yucatan Peninsula, and high-woods dog (or historically chien bois.

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Indio Jones
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Rivas, Nicaragua

Spotted on Apr 18, 2013
Submitted on Dec 17, 2013

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