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Small-spotted genet

Genetta genetta


A secretive, nocturnal species, the common genet inhabits rocky terrain with caves, dense scrub land, pine forests, and marshland. This handsome, feline-looking animal, has a pale grey and black spotted coat, with a long striped tail


This little guy was curious about us and hung around all night at a camp in the Kruger National Park. About the size of a house cat and very sweet demeanor. However, he caught a big bug in front of us, and the quick snap of the jaw and crush of a really big insect made us realize that the genet remains a wild animal!

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Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

hahaha, i thought so - but I wasn't sure ;)
they are beautiful though.... thank you Harsha

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

I didn't literally mean it's your cat. :)

Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

Thank you Stian!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 11 years ago

Wow, fantastic pictures Smith'sZoo. I have never seen this animal before, thanks for sharing :)

Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

this is not my cat Harsha - but I wouldn't mind one, they are beautiful!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

Your cat is lovely! :)

Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

Thank you Jeannette, Chief RE, Cindy and Brinez 1!

Jeannette 11 years ago

Lovely series and info :)

Great spotting...

Voddy 11 years ago

Really cool :) great photo!

That would be an amazing encounter! Thank you for sharing.

Smith Zoo
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Smith Zoo

Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Nov 13, 2011
Submitted on Aug 13, 2012

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