Do you know what a jaguarundi is?
Although their present status is still up for debate, these odd-looking animals are indigenous to Texas. TF&G Editor-In-Chief Chester Moore examines this unusual rabbit in the most recent in a series of the black lion phenomenon.
Jaguarundis weighs between 8 and 16 weight, making it slightly bigger than a private cat. They have a solid color that can be either charcoal grey or dirty brown. Career HistoryJaguarundis move quickly like weasels. While hunting in the early morning and evening, they consume birds, rabbits, and little rodents.
Jaguarundis are known to jump into the atmosphere to catch prey despite the fact that they prefer to kill on the ground. According to historical records from Mexico, Jaguarundis can swim well and easily enter the water. With the exception of the months of November and December when they mat, they are solitary ( live alone ). Jaguarundis move around during the day and are primarily active at night. They frequently go to water to drink at noon. They are held captive for 16 to 22 times.
Jaguarundis are in danger because the thick paint that serves as their habitat has been removed in favor of farming or urban expansion. In Texas, jaguarundis are extinct, but they are also present in Mexico. In Brownsville, Texas, a jaguarundi was last seen there in 1986, according to records. In order to grow native plants and reestablish wildlife for Jaguarundi, Ocelot, migratory songbirds, and other creatures, residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley are cooperating.