Greater grison

When they move cautiously, they press their body close to the ground and move in a zigzag pattern like a snake

Tony Hisgett

The Greater grison has a slender body with a long neck and short legs. The coat is generally black, grizzled grey on the back, top of the head, flanks, and short bushy tails. Their head is broad and flattened, with rounded, short ears and black to dark brown eyes. The feet are webbed, and each toe end with a curved and sharp claw.

Like other mustelids, they have an anal scent gland that can secrete musk to be sprayed at attackers or used to mark their territory. Their diet mainly consists of fish, lizards, birds, amphibians, and other mammals. They also supplement their diet with fruits.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Belize
2015
Bolivia
2015
Brazil
2015
Colombia
2015
Costa Rica
2015
Ecuador
2015
El Salvador
2015
Presence Uncertain
French Guiana
2015
Guatemala
2015
Guyana
2015
Honduras
2015
Mexico
2015
Nicaragua
2015
Panama
2015
Peru
2015
Suriname
2015
Venezuela
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No