Thursday, July 10, 2014

Creature Feature #264: Genet

Genets are small carnivores in the Viverrid Family. He is agile and arboreal, and can stand upright. These inquisitive and pretty creatures have found popularity in the exotic pet trade, where they form a bond with their owner and do not adapt well to being "given away". Populations have sprung up across Europe that are thought to have descended from escaped pets, as if he can fit his head through a gap, then he can squeeze his whole body through. He leads a solitary existence and is most active at night, favouring an omnivorous diet. 

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