Further Rainforest Video Trapping

Remember the Acuchi eating Astrocaryum? This time, a much larger rodent comes for some fallen Jackfruit (which incidentally smells like Juicy Fruit gum!).

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This is a Lowland Paca (Cuniculus paca). They are some of the largest rodents in these forests, other than the massive Capybaras. This was filmed Feb 27,  2011 at the Inselberg Camp of the Nouragues Reserve in French Guiana.

The jackfruits are not native to these forests, but several were planted upon the establishment of the station (there are also some mango and citrus trees within the camp).

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