Friday, October 19, 2007

Big Bearcat Attack


There are very few not-cat critters at Big Cat Rescue. I already showed you one (two, actually), and this is the other. This handsome fellow is a bearcat, also known as a binturong. These critters are native to Asia where they spend most of their time in the trees trying to look cute. OK, maybe they don't work at the cuteness, but that's only because they don't have to. They're mostly nocturnal, put this guy was puttering around for some reason, maybe just being curious about all the tourists. I didn't really get a great picture of his whole body, but he's about 2-1/2 feet long, plus a tail of about the same length that's prehensile. He can do plenty of stuff with that big bushy tail. They eat mostly anything, but stick to smaller things they find in the trees. And if I remember right, their musk smells like popcorn...


2 comments:

Stephan said...

LET THEM FREE !!!

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Oh, my God--they're adorable!


Lee