Traditionally, noises like bumps and scratches that come from the ceiling or wall voids are attributed to rats, squirrels, and raccoons. However, there is a newcomer to add to the list: the ringtailed cat. Though technically called just “ringtail cats”, we’ll often refer to them as “ringtailed cats”, as it’s what people generally call them.
When we receive a call from someone claiming they’ve seen a lemur on their roof, after first confirming they have not downed a twelve pack of Lone Star, I inform them that they have just captured a rare view of a ringtailed cat. When this happens, it is time to call the animal experts at Critter Ridder in Austin!