Ocelot "Spotted" in Arizona....Again

Did you hear about the ocelot that was "spotted" in Arizona? Bad jokes aside, this is big news. Ocelots have all but disappeared completely from the U.S. Their numbers plummeted after the arrival of, ahem, shall we say, non-Native American people to the western United States...and they were thought to be extirpated in Arizona for quite some time. However in the past year, there have been a few reports of ocelots here in the Grand Canyon State. One unlucky kitty was struck and killed by a car, another triggered a wildlife camera and lives to tell the tale. The ocelot in this story took refuge in a tree in someone's yard. It stayed there long enough for officials to snap this photo:

You can read the full story here.

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