Decor Fur and Pelts for Sale - Ringtail Skin
Beautiful full body Ringtail fur. Soft fur beautifully colored in gray, cream and black. The tail is thick and bushy with distinctive black and white rings. The pliable hide measures 33" long from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail. This exceptional hide has been given our taxidermy rating of "Excellent." A nice piece to accent any room in the hunting lodge, cabin, or tavern.
Scientific Name: Bassariscus astutus
Size: 33" long from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail.
Garment grade fur: not intended for taxidermy purposes
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About the Ringtail Cat
The Ringtail Cat is a member of the raccoon family and native to arid regions of North America. It is also known as ringtail cat, ring-tailed cat, miner's cat or bassarisk. The ringtail is beige to dark brown with white underparts. The tail has14–16 black and white "rings, " and it is longer than the rest of its body. The claws on the Ringtail cat are short, straight, and semi-retractable. The eyes are large and black, each encircled by a patch of light fur. It is smaller than a house cat measuring 12–17 in long to the base of the tail with the tail adding another 12–17 in. They can weigh from 1.5 to 3.3 lb. It is a nocturnal animal, and its large eyes and ears help the Ringtail cat to move easily in the dark.
The ringtail is found in Central America, Northern South America, also common in the Cloud Forest of Panama. California, Colorado, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, southern Nevada, Texas, Utah and throughout northern and central Mexico. It prefers rocky desert as its habitat. It nests in the tree hollows or abandoned wooden structures. The ringtail is omnivorous and eats a larger portion of fruits, insects and refuse during the spring and summer. During the winter the ringtail will eat small vertebrates such as rats, squirrels, lizards, frogs, and toads. Foxes, coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, hawks, and owls prey upon ringtails of all ages.