Saturday 24 September 2011

1983 report of coatimundi

30/9/1983 - '2 coatimundi found in Surrey wood'
Conservationists are puzzled by the discovery of the coatimundi, relatives of the raccoon, in a Surrey wood. The creatures were found in a nature reserve near Redhill, but it is not known how they came to be there. Mr John Drewett of the Surrey Trust for Nature Conservation, said the pair were assumed to have escaped from a zoo, although none had been reported missing. He added that they could possibly survive in the wild in Britain