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This ringtail showed up in Twin Falls, ID this week. It was found near the sugar factory which isn't good habitat for anything, quite dangerous in fact. The IDFG trapped it and moved it well out in the country to better and safer habitat.
This is only the 5th ringtail ever seen in Idaho. It's well outside of it's normal range. It does invite questions about whether there are more of them here.

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Damn! When I was a kid we used to trap hell out of them!


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Have 'em around here in Utah.....how many ? Who knows

Have only ever seen a handful....at night


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Originally Posted by kaywoodie
Damn! When I was a kid we used to trap hell out of them!



You could get good money for them too. And they were plentiful!

Now, I rarely see them. Even with no demand for fur.

Damn sure no shortage on coons.


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Have had helluva time trying to explain the existence of them to foreigners. (Folks from other states). Because it’s a proven fact they all know more that we poor rednecks do!


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Huh, never seen one. Even from the pic I just thought it was a 'coon. blush

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never seen one


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Ringtails got hit hard by feline distemper in Cen\Tex. Some call them "ringtail cat".


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Opened up an abandoned ground blind on our deer lease SW of Sonora, TX to retrieve a chair. Three or four 'miners cats' flew out, scared the crap out of me, but my buddy was laughing so hard he nearly passed out.


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Originally Posted by poboy
Ringtails got hit hard by feline distemper in Cen\Tex. Some call them "ringtail cat".
They're called ringtail cats in much of the south but they aren't related to cats. They're closer related to racoons.


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Fierce in a leg-hold trap and smelly. Coonish, the picture doesn't show
that it has a pretty long tail.


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Originally Posted by skeen
Huh, never seen one. Even from the pic I just thought it was a 'coon. blush


I've only heard of Ringtails, I've trapped and spent a lot of time outdoors and have never seen a skunk in the wild. See them all the time in trapping video's, skunk in my yard, shot two skunks, on and on, me - been outdoors for 50+ years >never seen one.

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I had no idea they could survive that far north. Very cool


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Skunks? You'll smell them a lot more often than you'll see them. If you'll pay the shipping, I'm sure that someone here will send you a couple to have around your yard. We have plenty here but I don't have a live trap (and not likely to buy one if skunks are involved).


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Never seen one, kinda looks like a fox crashed into a coon far in excess of the speed limit.


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Originally Posted by dogcatcher223
Global warming 😀
Actually, I've thought about that. Our winters here along the Snake River are warmer than they used to be. A couple weeks ago we dropped below 0 (-2) for the 1st time in 5 or 6 years. It used to regularly get down to -10 or lower. We are in a warming trend. The global warming fraud is claiming it's man caused.


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