One of my neighbors, EB, heard something in her garage one day, and when she went to see what was up, she discovered one of the local native critters staring back at her. The critter: A Miners Cat, or Ring-Tailed Cat. This animal is really not a cat. It belongs to the Raccoon family! EB trapped the cat and got a hold of an animal rescue to come and pick up the poor little guy. I took these photos as we waited for them to arrive.
Check out this little fellow!
This critter is nocturnal which is why the eyes are so big.
Here in the Sierra Foothills, these animals made nice with the miners, who the animals domesticated! The miners would have a box with a small opening for them, and the box was left near a stove in the house. At night, the miners cat would come out, keeping the house free of mice and rats.
This little guy was not too happy about being in the trap, so he hunkered down in the corner.
As we waited, EB’s dog Caesar came out to check out the cat.
Here is a short video of this fellow. You can hear our conversation, but if you listen closely, you can hear this little guy grunt and growl. Watch as this critter lunges at me! Pardon the shakiness of the film!
Thanks for dropping by today! Have an amazing day and be well! ^..^