More guesses as to what Cocoa the Coati is, based on just watching and listening around his enclosure at the Popcorn Park Zoo (and I should mention the photographs and the guesses are wholly unsynchronized, although the guesses I overheard I did hear in this order; the pictures are just ones I took as he ambled around and got particularly excited when dinner approached):
Coming up next: out-takes! Or some such fripperies.
Trivia: Antoine-Augustin Permentier is credited with creating demand among the French common people for potatoes by growing a crop in field just outside Paris (donated by the King), with guards posted throughout the season. The guards were withdrawn when the potatoes were ready and the curious locals supposed to have rushed in to steal the presumably valuable crop. Source: An Edible History Of Humanity, Tom Standage. (I don't have specific reason to think Standage is reporting this incorrectly, it just sounds awfully urban-legendish is all.)
Currently Reading: Doctor Mirabalis, James Blish.