A Shocking Surge of Ocelot Deaths in Texas
Nature Conservancy - Science
MAY 25, 2016
The past year has been a harsh one for Texas ocelots, with seven of the spotted cats killed on roads, according to a release issued yesterday by the U.S. The population of Texas ocelots hovers, at best, in the dozens, so every cat counts. Two years ago, I reported on the ocelot situation in south Texas. I spent a day with USFWS biologist Hilary Swarts at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge , the heart of Texas ocelot range.