The behavior of an Agouti; when no one is watching.
Red-rumped Agouti's are common rodents seen near the lodge of Kabalebo. They walk freely between the fruit trees looking for something to fill their stomach. Most of the time when they notice us, they quickly move back into the dense vegetation or a safer spot somewhere, only to return when the coast is clear. Thanks to the trophy cams we were able to see how Agouti's behave when they are alone.
This trophy cam was set at the ocelot feeder. During the day Agouti's walk freely in that area looking for guava's or papaja's or any nut they can find. This Agouti noticed that it wasn't alone at that moment.
Another Agouti appeared on the scene, also looking for something to eat.
As they weren't threatened by each other presence, both Agouti's shared the same area for a couple of minutes.
When Agouti's feel that they have to be alert, the hair on the back usually rises a bit. Here you can see how long the hair can grow and thanks to the sunlight you can see a mix of gold and brown too.
Agouti's usually mind their own business, trying to avoid confrontation. They usually dash into the dense bushes instead of picking out a fight.
Something scared this Agouti as it jumped almost a meter into the air. Yes, in a split second these small rodents can jump quite high.
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