When I first saw this video I literally said aloud, "What the heck is that, and what is a coati?" Since I'm fairly new to Arizona, I knew nothing about this creature and that they call the state their home.

If, like me, you don't have a clue what a coati is, they're closely related to ringtails and raccoons. I can see a bit of both of them in there.

They call South and Central America, as well as the southwestern United States their home -- mainly Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.

A Bit About Coati in Arizona

Reddit user, Elkas, shared the above video after they caught this lone male enjoying some of the suet they leave for the birds. They state they also get regular visits from skunks and ringtails.

Other Reddit users commented that they (or someone they know) experience coati visits from time to time.

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Coati sightings seem closer to the Mexico border but are known to travel further south.

Coati are Sometimes Kept as Pets

According to Wikipedia, coati can be litter trained like a cat, they may (or may not) be trainable, and, they need their own outdoor roaming area to keep them happy.

I don't know about you, but I have enough issues with one of my puppers eating everything in sight. I don't need another critter devouring my belongings.

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