24 Hours: Kinkajou
This is another case where the donor asked me to choose a mammal. For my tia Laura, I chose the kinkajou, a panda/raccoon relative.
I know I was supposed to cut down on research and commentary, but I remember reading a book when I was a kid about a family that had a pet kinkajou (among other exotic pets). I think it had kinkajou in the title, something like Kinkajous in the Icebox. I was wondering what Ivan T. Sanderson had to say about kinkajous as pets, and I thought you might be wondering too:
“They are really very common though most dangerous pets because their honey-eating apparently leads to an insatiable appetite for alcoholic liquids of all kinds. When they are inebriated, they go quite mad, and will attack their owners, latch on with their sharp claws, prehensile tail, and vicious teeth, and continue biting like no other mammal.”