Let me be by myself in the evenin’ breeze,

And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees,

Send me off forever, but I ask you please,

Don’t fence me in.

(Cole Porter)

So, after 8 months, a fair amount of expense and a lot of feeding and cage cleaning, the civet cats have finally gone free.   It has been a great experience to watch them grow and, although we’re sad to see them go, it is impossible not to share in their delight in their new found freedom.  They come back briefly for visits (we’re leaving food out for them for the moment) but have no interest in using the cage and prefer to sleep out in the trees…and who can blame them?

Anyway, for those who are interested, here is a short video of their release and a later visit home.