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Ringtail cat hitches 200-mile ride across TX

Ringtail cat hitches 200-mile ride across TX
Posted at 12:29 PM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 09:15:07-04

HOUSTON (KTRK/CNN) - A little ringtail cat took a one-of-a-kind trip to Houston on Wednesday.

The little critter hitched a ride on an RV in the Bandera area and was discovered in Beaumont.

The Wildlife Center of Texas in Houston are caring for the animal, which is not often seen in that part of the state.

Ringtails are related to the raccoon family and are nocturnal mammals.

They are native to Texas, but reside mostly in the western part of the state.

The ringtail was dehydrated when he was brought to the center, but is now eating on his own.

He will eventually be released into the wild near Bandera.

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