The Common Genet

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Genetta genetta –

I went to photograph quite a different subject knowing that in this low mountain area Genets are quite common, I was hoping to see one but without really believing it. This one was having a nap in a tree hollow so must have had a meal not long ago. The big eyes are a give-away: this species is usually nocturnal. It was brought to Europe by the Saracens during the 8th century and is sill today the only viverrid on this continent. Since it not much monitored not much is know about it.

Genette commune

Partie faire un affût pour un sujet bien différent mais sachant que dans ce coin les Genettes sont communes, j’espérais en voir une sans trop y croire. Celle-ci devait avoir l’estomac plein car elle faisait une sieste au creux de cet arbre en basse montagne où les rochers sont recouverts de mousses et les arbres de lichens.

Les grands yeux attestent que cette espèce est un vrai nocturne bien qu’il ne soit pas si rare de la voir de jour également, contrairement au sanglier devenu plus nocturne par la pression de l’humain.Pour les infos sur ce magnifique petit félin, voir [ICI…]et [LA…].

Genetta genetta

Clic!…. Je suis repérée!

It has heard the camera!

Genetta genetta

Elle me localise:

It manages to localise where the sound comes from:

Genetta genetta

Elle ne me voit pas et…

It has not seen me and…

Genetta genetta

…commence à se faire une courte toilette:

…starts to preen:

Genetta genetta

Aïe…. Va-t-elle déjà me quitter?

Will it leave me so soon?

Genetta genetta

Soon a follow up on this gorgeous feline!

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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Jan Nelder

Never heard of this before–nice to see a new European resident! Jan Nelder, UK

Nan Rosset
Nan Rosset

Oh ! joli… quelle chance de rencontrer une Genette de jour… bravo, belles photos

Glenn Bartley

Wow, I’d love to see one of these creatures on my patch, Noushka. This is a new one for me but it’s now on my wish list! Thanks for sharing.