Austin American Statesman – December 16, 1883, p. 3
This report of an “ocelot” from the Austin American Statesman may be a case of mistaken identity. An eight foot long ocelot is unheard of. The author also calls it a “Texas tiger”, which is dangerously close to “El Tigre”, another name for jaguar. This could be a jaguar!
Four miles west of Austin at the time would put it in the Westlake area inside of loop 360.
An ocelot, or “Texas tiger.” was shot Friday about four miles west of this city. It was killed by a farmer named John Malonti and measured eight feet from tip to tip.