Ocelot News & Updates
Most recent: Ocelot confirmed crossing underpass both ways!
OM283, an adult, male ocelot, was first trapped as a juvenile in March of 2013 on the southern end of Steve Thompson Wildlife Drive and was trapped two more times, once in January of 2015 along FM106 and once in April 2016 at the northern end of Steve Thompson Wildlife Drive. He was photographed by remote cameras many times in various areas of the Refuge over the years since his initial capture.
Before using the underpass, he was last photographed on the Refuge in early June 2020. He was photographed using the underpass, first in one direction and then back again an hour later in the early hours of June 23, 2020.
Photo credit: USFWS