Coatimundi Not A Distant Rim Country Neighbor

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Editor:

This really is just an FYI to the Arizona Game and Fish Department in this area — There is a population of coatimundi that live in the area of the Lake Roosevelt dam. We see them mostly at night when we are returning from a fishing trip on Apache Lake. Shortly after you leave the look out area overlooking the Apache Lake side of the dam, there is a “no entrance area” that tunnels back into the mountain that’s where we see them the most. They have been there for quite a few years, so it’s understandable how they might migrate toward Payson.

I only wrote this in case the department wasn’t aware they were there.

Dell Owens

Comments

Steve Jakubowski 3 months ago

Coatimundi are indeed found in rim country. This past September to October a band of approximately 16-18 individuals had taken up temporary residence at the Tonto Natural Bridge. They were observed several times along the trails and near Pine Creek.

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