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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coatimundi

The coati/coatimundi, also known as the pizote or antoon, is a member of the raccoon family found in wooded areas within the lower end of North America, all throughout Central America, and within the upper end of South America. They have flexible long, sensitive noses, which along with their sharp claws, assist in their omnivorous diet. They are particularly fond of fruit and diurnal in their habits. When walking, the coati holds its tail upright in a distinct position. The coati is an excellent terrestrial hunter, but is also a competent swimmer and climber, and tend to sleep in trees. Males are solitary by nature, females travel in packs with offspring. They are adaptable to human presence and very, very intelligent.

Coming from a more ethereal and symbolic perspective, they are known for their energies revolving around looking after others, being generous with time and space, foraging to get to results, finding wisdom in unexpected places, being highly adaptable, sniffing out the truth, accepting the imposing presence of others, integration and assimilation, and physical play for spiritual awakenings... using the body to access and free the mind and the soul. The coatimundi are held in high regard by most native cultures still intact in Central America today.

Symbolism: flexibility, adaptability, sensitivity, high intelligence, groundedness, family orientation, generosity, discovering truth, acceptance of others, connection of the physical and spiritual.


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