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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:45 PM

Jaguar roves near Rosemont mine site

Since October, cameras recorded the big cat 7 times in Santa Ritas



A male jaguar has roamed the Santa Rita Mountains' eastern flank for at least nine months,
photos obtained from the federal government show.

The remote cameras have photographed the big cat in five locations on seven
occasions since October.

Three times, the federally financed remote cameras photographed the jaguar immediately
west of the proposed Rosemont Mine site in the mountains southeast of Tucson.

The photos were taken for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by University of Arizona cameras
as follow-up after a hunter gave state authorities a photo of a jaguar's tail that he took last
September in the Santa Ritas.

http://azstarnet.com/news/science/environment/jaguar-roves-near-rosemont-mine-site/article_e8573513-b55b-553e-934c-e8951555f14e.html

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Reply Jaguar roves near Rosemont mine site (Original post)
Ptah Jun 2013 OP
Wait Wut Jun 2013 #1
Ptah Jun 2013 #2
Wait Wut Jun 2013 #4
ChazInAz Jun 2013 #6
Politicalboi Jun 2013 #3
Scootaloo Jun 2013 #5
dbackjon Jul 2013 #8
dbackjon Jul 2013 #7

Response to Ptah (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:48 PM

1. Pretty kitty kitty.

I just don't wanna run into him. Likewise, I hope he doesn't run into any of our wannabe cowboys.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:55 PM

2. This may make it more difficult for the Rosemont Mine to open:

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Response to Ptah (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:57 PM

4. I doubt it.

It's more likely that he'll be 'accidentally' shot.

Crap. Such a beautiful cat.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:57 PM

6. Hope so.

Those Rosemont bastards will do anything to get their mine and level the Santa Ritas. They've been spreading the bribes and lies for years, now.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:55 PM

3. Poor thing

 

I hope some asshole doesn't shoot it now that it was made public where he is. They should find out if he does or doesn't have a mate, and maybe move him to a safer place. I hope we are collecting DNA from species that are near extinction, although I guess that could be a bad thing too. Some species die out for a reason other than man's stupidity.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:28 PM

5. Speaking of DNA...

 

I'd be curious about this guys' background. Whether he's part of a relict northern population, or a migrant from deeper south.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:32 PM

8. There is a population in northern Mexico

 

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 11:24 AM

7. Very cool it was found

 

Hopefully this will be a stake through the heart of the Mine

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