Coati at Iguazu Falls, Brazilian side MG_9424

A very popular sight  at Iguazu Falls.  The Coati is a member of the raccoon family, a diurnal mammal native to South and Central America and south-western North America. The term is reported to be derived from the Tupi language of Brazil. A first site, they appears harmless and people tend to approach and even feed them, despite many warnings that they should not be touched.  They can be dangerous and many people have witnessed their agressiveness and violent behaviour.

Coati at Iguazu Falls, Brazilian side MG_9424