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

Guzzlers at Laguna Atascosa

Ocelot at Drinking Basin
Ocelot at Drinking Basin

An ocelot drinking water at the drinking basin with an armadillo. Wildlife frequently drink from the freshwater source together. Photo provided by USFWS.

Ocelot Drinking
Ocelot Drinking

An ocelot drinking water at the drinking basin. The drinking basin has a surface area of about two square feet to reduce evaporation. Photo provided by USFWS.

Guzzler System
Guzzler System

A picture of the rainwater collection surface and storage tank, two parts of the guzzler system. Photo provided by Bob Severson.

Ocelot at Drinking Basin
Ocelot at Drinking Basin

An ocelot drinking water at the drinking basin with an armadillo. Wildlife frequently drink from the freshwater source together. Photo provided by USFWS.

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Read more information with an article written by Americorps VISTA Intern Melissa Robell. Photo Credit: USFWS. Download article here

Adding a new Ocelot

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Read more information with an article written by Americorps VISTA Intern Melissa Robell. Photo credit: USFWS. Download article here