Tayras: An interesting couple
Trap cam observation: a mixed couple (Tayra's) spotted.
In the rainforest of Kabalebo we have often seen the dark version of this weasel family. A couple of times I've seen them climbing in trees (when they are looking for fruits) and most of the times rushing on the ground. They barely give you a glimpse, so I was happy when I came across these pictures of the Tayra's passing by. What made it even more special is that I saw 2 different ones passing by; the dark version and the yellow version (as a couple)
First the camera spotted the brown/grey Tayra walking by . You can see clearly that it has two different colors and it has a long slender body with a bushy tail.
And seconds later we spotted a lighter version on the same track. It was also the first time that I saw the albino version in Kabalebo or anywhere else.
They were a couple, clearly seen in this trap cam photo. Tayra's are daytime hunters but chances are slim to see them out in the open. They usually are active inside the rainforest, usually looking for rodents, small mammals, birds, lizards or invertebrates.
A couple of years ago I spotted some Tayra's crossing over the airstrip. Both have the same color. They were passing by at high speed. Clearly seen are their bushy tails at broad daylight.
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