How to: Red-rumped Agouti's version
A step by step guide from an Agouti.
Red-rumped Agouti's have been seen quite often alone while foraging for food. Sometimes they are seen in pairs, but most of the time they are solitary travelers. Agouti's like to eat nuts and fruits. When they are lucky in finding something to nibble on, they will hold on to it.
Usually I have seen them eating guava's, maripa nuts, awarra's, Inga fruits or mope. Here you see an Agouti right in front of a mango. There were a lot of mango's near the lodge so I thought it would be nice to share it with our neighbors. The Agouti first starts to inspect the fruit by smelling it.
After the smell test, the Agouti starts to hold the fruit firm in the paws and starts to turn it for further inspection.
After the smelling and holding, the Agouti starts to take a bite, for the first taste.
After the Agouti has determined that the fruit is safe to eat, it will take the fruit and walk to a safe place to enjoy its meal.
Cautious and quick learners; the Red-rumped Agouti.
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