pizotes

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pizotes

Pizotes (Costa Rica)

Pizotes are friendly forest animals with a long nose and tail up, quite a funny sight.­ But hide your food, they can smell anything good and will go for it.­ One of them entered in my car to eat my bananas while i was taking a photo of the other ones.­

The english name is White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica), and they are also called Antoon, and Tejón in Mexico.­

They are not rodents but procyonids, members of the raccoon family.­ They are closer to bears than rodents.­

Find more about Pizotes on this Wikipedia article: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­White-nosed_­Coati.

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March 2, 2004
Costa Rica 23 photos

Photos by Tristan Savatier

Photos from Costa Rica (Central America)

Check this too:

Puerto Limon's Train Depot
A semi-abandoned train yard in Costa Rica

Equipment used: Sony DSC F828 (8 Mega-pixel) with 4GB Microdrive.­

thanks a lot for the information. i will add that to the photo description.
They are not rodents but procyonids, members of the raccoon family. They are closer to bears than rodents