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Bassariscus astutus

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WyattErwin 11 years ago

Yes in fact they are from the Sutter Buttes!

Environaut Lex
Environaut Lex 11 years ago

Are these the Buttes ringtails?

WyattErwin 11 years ago

Sorry again! I wish I got notifications on this when I got comments! Much smaller than expected actually. Our professor who has worked with then for some time discovered that mistletoe was an important component of their diet in the surveyed area , something not previously known. Because of this many of the ringtails had significantly smaller home ranges than ringtails in other areas because they had a stable food supply given by mistletoe in key parts of the year.

Jen.J 11 years ago

Do you know what their home range sizes ended up being? Very interesting work!!

WyattErwin 11 years ago

Yes! Wow I am sorry I have not used Noah in a long time! I recently completed a field ecology certificate from sacramento city college and one of the professors studied ringtails. We went out trapping and tagged ringtails to do research on their home ranges. I believe this is the ring tail that was caught in my trap. This picture was taken after been tranquilized and right before being tagged.

DanielePralong 11 years ago

Hi WyattErwin! Is there a story with this spotting?

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California, USA

Spotted on Nov 10, 2012
Submitted on Nov 11, 2012

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