Found all along the West Coast into southwestern Oregon and as far as Oklahoma, ringtails are… nocturnal, solitary, and sparsely populated throughout their range. They are about the size of a housecat, and although they resemble foxes, they are actually members of the same family as raccoons. When threatened, the ringtail bristles the hair on its tail and arches it over its back to appear larger. If necessary, ringtails will release a foul-smelling secretion and scream at a high pitch as a defense. Show More
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