The Large-spotted genet, to my mind, is the most elegant of our nocturnal creatures. We’re alerted to their presence when they trip the night beams on the patio as they hunt through the flower beds. Usually they are solitary creatures, but on the odd occasion three at a time have called by. Their sleek, elongated bodies are offset by an extraordinarily long banded tail. It’s quite a feature – like a mobile rudder, finely-tuned to slipstream through the heavy wind gusts.
They prey on insects, invertebrates, rodents, and i suspect they’re responsible for keeping the field mice population down in our area.