North Texas experienced a spike in ocelots killed by hunters in the 1950s.
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This is a sad story about an ocelot shot by a man who worked for a land clearing company.
This story about a Kenedy man being attacked by multiple ocelots (a.k.a. leopard cats) sounds like a hyperbolic hunting story at first.
This story is an interesting slice of life from 1932, when an ocelot wandering into San Antonio might not be unheard of.
Ocelots were the pet of choice for the well-heeled celebrity or adventurous types in the mid-20th century.
This ocelot raiding chicken coops is a little known piece of Gavleston history in the roaring 20s.
The landscape west of the Pecos River is much more arid than the brushy or jungle habitats we are used to seeing ocelots live in today.
Uvalde and Kinney Counties are interesting habitats to consider for ocelots. They sit at the intersection of the hilly Edwards Plateau and the brushy South Texas Plains, creating an edge effect that promote an abundance of wildlife.