Friday, March 12, 2010

Road Crossing

A herd of white-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) dashes across the trail near Chan Chich. I'm more accustomed to them hanging out in front of the camera for awhile (see earlier post on white-lips), checking things out. The caution shown here makes me wonder if they are concerned about a predator in the area. Possibly a jaguar, known to follow peccary herds?


  1. Very nice. While I have seen white-collared peccaries numerous times, I haven't been fortunate enough to see the white-lipped. Maybe are summer trip to Chan Chich will change that.

  2. You definitely have a good chance. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!