Jaguar sighting?
Dennis P

Tucson, AZ

#1 Apr 10, 2010
My father in-law swears that he encountered a large black short haired cat (mountain lion sized)on our property near Calle Concordia and Calle Loma Linda today (4/10/10).
He describes rounding a corner a startling the cat which lead to the animal running north and leaping over a large pile of brush.
The animal was approx. 2 feet tall, short haired, long tail with yellow eyes.
Has anyone else seen anything similar in the area?
Donald Benchoff

Brentwood, TN

#2 May 24, 2010
Dennis P wrote:
My father in-law swears that he encountered a large black short haired cat (mountain lion sized)on our property near Calle Concordia and Calle Loma Linda today (4/10/10).
He describes rounding a corner a startling the cat which lead to the animal running north and leaping over a large pile of brush.
The animal was approx. 2 feet tall, short haired, long tail with yellow eyes.
Has anyone else seen anything similar in the area?
Several years ago I was coming down the hill from where I live (Deer Run in La Reserve) and I saw a large black cat about the same size as a mountain lion (which I took to be a melanized Jaguar) chasing a rabbit about 30 yards from where I was--The tail of the animal was very long. The animal disappeared into the brush--I went down to where I had last seen it and took pictures of the paw prints which I sent to Fish and Game==they promptly told me that there were no jaguars in the area.
Donald Benchoff

Brentwood, TN

#3 May 24, 2010
Several years ago I was coming down the hill from where I live (Deer Run in La Reserve) and I saw a large black cat about the same size as a mountain lion (which I took to be a melanized Jaguar) chasing a rabbit about 30 yards from where I was--The tail of the animal was very long. The animal disappeared into the brush--I went down to where I had last seen it and took pictures of the paw prints which I sent to Fish and Game==they promptly told me that there were no jaguars in the area. Believe me, they are around--not many, but we now know that Fish and Game (which is supported by hunting and fishing license fees) has more that is owed to the hunters than the animals they pretend to protect. As for expertise--they killed the one jaguar that has recently been sighted (by them-the rest don't exist) and then proceeded to lie about it. This agency is one that should be eliminated--from the top down--re-created (hire some animal experts this time) and funded from the general fund with all fishing and licensing fees collected going into the general fund.

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