Genet (Common)

Genet (Common) image. A nocturnal catlike animal with a long, sleek body and striped tail, short legs and round ears.It has dark brown to black spots on the side and a stripe of black-tipped hair running down its back, which can be raised when alarmed.Like all genets, it emits a musky odour. Feeding on invertebrates, small rodents, birds and reptiles, it is found in a wide range of habitats. Common Genets, which usually live solitary or in family groups, were kept as pets and to control mice in antic time.

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