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Jaguarundi

 

(Felis yaguarundí), a predatory mammal of the family Felidae. The body measures as much as 80 cm in length, and the tail as much as 60 cm; the height at the shoulder is about 35 cm. Jaguarundis have a short-haired coat that may be grayish brown or smoky gray in color and in some individuals is bright red. There are light spots at the sides of the nose and on the chest. The jaguarundi inhabits South and Central America, Mexico, and the extreme south of the USA. It keeps to forest margins and shrub thickets. It feeds mainly on fish, lizards, birds, and rodents. It bears two to three young. The animals sometimes harm poultry.

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Using the radio collars to track the cats, Tewes and Caso discovered that jaguarundis usually live alone.
If my guess was correct, the jaguarundi was headed in their direction.
I realized that I was not likely to see another jaguarundi in this forest.
When they see something unfamiliar, they'll sometimes report that they've seen a jaguarundi, and include a description consistent with the cat.
There's a greater chance of me being killed by a falling coconut than finding a jaguarundi in Big Bend," he says.
Even when a tracking expert reported jaguarundi footprints along the Rio Grande, Tewes wasn't swayed: "There's no way you can tell a feral cat track from a jaguarundi track," he says.
Survey efforts have focused in areas, within close proximity to the border, which have intact cat habitat and reports of ocelots or jaguarundis (Figure 3).
These are North America's neotropical cat species: the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), jaguar (Panthera onca), and jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi).
This riparian habitat is suitable for jaguarundis and ocelots.
Reports of ocelots and jaguarundis also trickle in from southern Arizona, including Chiricahua and Organ Pipe Cactus national monuments and Coronado National Memorial.