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jaguarundi

a small, 3 ft long, American wild cat, slender, otter-like, gray or red. Called also Panthera jaguarundi.
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The sounds that jaguarundis make are not at all like a house cat's.
I kept searching for the cat and came upon a stream, an ideal place to look for signs of jaguarundis.
Jaguarundis are difficult to study because they avoid people and hide in dense cover.
Like Tewes, Giordano agrees that jaguarundis aren't a highlands species--but he sees too many similarities in the thick, brushy habitat of Big Bend and areas where the cat is known to exist.
Many witnesses believe they're dealing with the rare and endangered jaguarundi, a close relative of the puma that looks kind of like an otter and weighs slightly more than a house cat.
I've been with people when they see a wild jaguarundi for the first time, and they get this weird expression on their face because they're just not sure what they're looking at," he says.
There were, however, approximately 12 interviews held with knowledgeable locals, including biologists, who attested to the presence of jaguarundis.
Approximately 215 km south of the Arizona/New Mexico border, in the Mexican State of Sonora, lie important areas for both jaguars and ocelots; jaguarundis may occur just south of this area.
Ocelots, jaguars, and jaguarundis are all Southwest species that cross over the border from Mexico.
Raymond Skiles, resource management specialist at Big Bend National Park in Texas, also has received reports of jaguarundis.