Ocelot Photographed in Southern Arizona

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An individual called Game and Fish on February 8th to report that while he was working in his yard in the Huachuca Mountains, his dogs began barking at a cat-like animal which quickly climbed a tree. The individual drew closer and suspected that the small spotted cat might be an ocelot. The man called Game and Fish and an officer responded to the site and confirmed that it was, in fact, an ocelot. The officer did a non-intrusive, visual inspection of the animal from the ground near the tree, and the animal appeared to be healthy.

More on the Ocelot sighting can be found here along with a high res photo.

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GooseHunter Jr's picture

Awesome looking little guy. 

Awesome looking little guy.  Yeah that is cool it has been so many years since one has been photographed.  Got pretty good camo...makes you wonder how many were just walked passed though.

Ca_Vermonster's picture

That's a purdy little

That's a purdy little critter.  Where there is one, there are more. 

Hard to believe that this is only the second sighting since the 60's in Arizona.