Coati Invasion in Riviera Maya, Mexico
Have you ever seen a coati before? How about 100?!
Coati’s are little creatures that look like a cross between a raccoon, monkey and an anteater. They are common in Central and South America, comparable to raccoons in Canada, but they’re much more friendly (at least the ones we saw).
We first saw a family of coatis roaming in the gardens behind our room at the Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar (which is one of our favourite all inclusive resorts in Riviera Maya, Mexico). They were digging frantically, searching for bugs and berries. Unfortunately, they left big holes and dirt piles in their wake.
Our toddler’s curiousity kicked into overdrive. He pointed and giggled and smiled with his big eyes.
Then, that small family turned into a dozen coatis. Followed by another dozen… and another! It was quite the site.
This group of coatis moved in a disorganized manner, climbing trees, digging up plants and playfully chasing after one another. They’re funny to watch.
Watch the video below to see hundreds of coati in Mexico.
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Fortunately, we had our camera handy and were able to capture this coati invasion. Just when we thought we had seen them all, another dozen would come crawling through the gardens.
They just kept coming and coming!
Have you seen a Coati?
What did you think? Cute or annoying?
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