Ocelots were the pet of choice for the well-heeled celebrity or adventurous types in the mid-20th century.
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This article shows that beaver were once prevalent enough in Big Bend to attract a greater demand from hunters.
The story of the extermination of the bison in the words of legendary Texas rancher, Charles Goodnight.
I've recently come across a couple of rare bear photos from the 1930s that I wanted to share.
In 1926, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram became enthralled by the tale of "Old Blackie" a large West Texas wolf that was apparently infamous in its day.
My research has focused on terrestrial mammals, but I've come across quite a few fishing photos along the way.
This selection of images focuses on South Texas cats, and highlights the number of animals killed by State Predator Control trappers.
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.
Charles Goodnight saved the last of the Texas bison from extinction and never wasted an opportunity to tell his story.
The Ozona jaguar is one of the least reported on Jaguar encounters in the 20th century, but I have found mention in a couple of papers.
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.
The London, Texas story begins like a Hardy Boys adventure, but these boys accidentally corner a jaguar.
The Goldthwaite jaguar is one of the most northerly and well known jaguars in Texas history.