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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Texas ocelots caught on cam


News flash from the Outdoor Pressroom-- ocelots in Texas.

Read the full article here.

Proof once again that trail cams are far less scary than people.


tai haku said...

That's lovely. Presumably this population ajoins a larger mexican population like the jaguars - is there any threat to these resulting from border blockades?

Beverly said...

That was my question, as well. I've heard that the blasted fence goes right across ocelot territory!

Well...we only have 12 days left. Is it possible Obama can take the fence down?

Ya know, that first link of yours also includes a pretty neat story of a whippet, a woman and a red-tail!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful, exciting...and outstanding. Thanks for the link to the article.

Camera Trap Mysterio

Camera Trap Codger said...

Hard to say about the border fence. What stops people might not stop a cat, but no fence is best for wildlife.

Yes, The Outdoor Pressman has lots of interesting coverage, and well worth subscribing to.

Karisia_Safaris said...

I worked for several summers in Laguna Astascosa Wildlife Refuge with Aplomado Falcons. While is saw loads of bobcats i dreamed about seeing one of these guys. One of my co-workers actually did. good to see they are being recorded with game cameras. what a great conservation device the hunting camera has turned out to be.
cheers, James
Karisia Walking Safaris