Ringtail Bassariscus astutus

Ringtail
Ringtail
The Ringtail, also called Ringtail Cat and North American Cacomistle, is native to dry, warm regions of North America. Ringtails are related to Raccoons and Coatis.
Ringtail
Ringtail
Ringtail
It is closely related to the similar-looking Cacomistle (or Southern Cacomistle), B. sumichrasti , native to damp forests of southern Mexico and Central America.
Ringtail
Ringtail
Ringtail
The light and dark striped tail is as long as the body. They are omnivorous, solitary, except for breeding, and nocturnal.