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White Nosed Coati

The White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica), also known as the Pizote or Antoon, is a member of the Procyonidae (raccoon family). It has a long shovel-shaped snout that extends beyond its lower jaw, and a 20-to-25-inch (51-64 cm) long erect tail with six or seven light bands on it. It has crushing molars and large canine teeth.


In Mexico, it is often referred to as tejón, which otherwise means badger.

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Taken on May 1, 2008