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ringtail

a disease of mice, rats and hamsters; caused by low humidity and high temperatures in the environment. The tail swells and becomes annulated as a result of constrictions along its length. It eventually becomes gangrenous and drops off. The feet may also be swollen and reddened.
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While taking this drive on early mornings, or at twilight, it is not unusual to encounter various mammals, such as wildcats, kangaroo rats, skunks, ringtail cats, and others.
There are also rabbits, squirrels, Ringtail cats, coyote, javalina, gophers and fox.