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‹ Growing Native with Petey Mesquitey

Cacomistle in the Greenhouse

December 13, 2020
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Cacomistle in the Greenhouse
Growing Native with Petey Mesquitey

 
 
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The common name of cacomistle (cacomixtle) for the ringtail is from the Nahuatl language. It translates to “half cat.” I can see that, especially when you watch them scurry around. “Look a kitty!” Another common name is miner’s cat, from the fact that miners/prospectors liked to have ringtails around for the same reason I do; they eat rodents.  Yay!

The photos are Ms. Mesquitey’s and taken one early morning in our greenhouse. Yes, that is a scat on top of the irrigation clock. Well, I took that photo… of course.

SPECIAL BONUS! Here’s a link to another episode about some nearby ringtails:

https://kxci.org/podcast/literary-ringtails/


TAGS
Bassariscus astutus,   cacomixtle,   Growing Native,   Petey Mesquitey,   Procyonidae,   ringtail cat,  

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