Jaguarundi Sighted in Texas!

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I own a house down in South Texas on Baffin Bay about an hour from Corpus Christi. My daugher Jordan was at the house this weekend and went outside at midday, around 2:30 and saw something walking along the bayside of our property that looked like a cat so she started to video with her phone. She sent it to me and I was absolutely shocked to see a live Jaguarundi on video. These diminutive little cats were believed to be extinct in Texas back in the 80’s but after a bit of research it seems they are making a comeback in Texas.

Follow this link to learn more about these cats;

https://www.lamar.edu/arts-sciences/biology/jungle-critters/jungle-critters-2/jaguarundi.html


Here is a photo from the video
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Here is the track down on the beach, note the snuff can for reference - thats a big foot.

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She texted the movie to me and I cant get it to uploaded. It is a .MOV, can anyone tell me how to do it?
 

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Coming to you now, Thanks Jerome
 

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Wow what a cool encounter. Congratulate your daughter on capturing it.
 

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Here is the video:

 

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Very good ..I had heard of them but never saw one ...Roughly what weight ?
 

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Very cool!
 

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That is so cool! Thank you for sharing.
 

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Very cool!
 

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Very good ..I had heard of them but never saw one ...Roughly what weight ?
By Jordan’s description, this seemed a fairly large specimen, estimated at 25 pounds plus.
 
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I hope there will be lots of offspring. They are another of the amazing wild cat species!
Thanks for sharing!
 

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Nice to know another animal is making a come back!
 

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That is very cool if it proves to be a jaguarundi, would love to see one in the wild.
 

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It looks like a young skinny Cougar. Interesting sighting. (y)
 

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great find.ill trade 100 of those found for 1000 antis,gone!!
 

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Thank you for sharing that! I never even knew such a cat existed until I saw this post. Great stuff and thx again.
 

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