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Wild Cat Electrocuted in North Ambergris

Posted By: Marty

Wild Cat Electrocuted in North Ambergris - 04/21/09 05:00 AM

North Ambergris Caye is known to have an array of flora and fauna and back in the good old days most of the hunting was done up north, you could always catch deer’s and other game meat in the area and of course many have said that they have spotted a few jaguars and other animals in North Ambergris.

And on Tuesday, April 14, at about 6:30 a.m. a beautiful ocelot was found dead on the road side on North Ambergris between Belize Legacy Resort and Blue Reef. The animal had no signs of being knocked down by a vehicle or that it had been shot. According to Mr. Kevin Gonzalez, the animal seemed to have been electrocuted as it was found near an electrical cable.

The matter was reported to the Belize Electricity Limited and according to Mr. Leroy Matura of BEL branch in San Pedro, they visited the area and found that an earth wire was exposed and needed to be repaired. The team immediately removed the wire so as to prevent any mishap to passersby.

Mr. Gonzalez contacted the Department of Forestry and was given order to bury the ocelot that measured 44 inches in length.

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Posted By: Gela

Re: Wild Cat Electrocuted in North Ambergris - 04/21/09 05:32 AM

Such a beautiful creature and so sad.
Posted By: papashine

Re: Wild Cat Electrocuted in North Ambergris - 04/21/09 05:16 PM

Curiosity, people say, killed the kitty cat, one fine day.
Posted By: Renee-md

Re: Wild Cat Electrocuted in North Ambergris - 04/21/09 05:40 PM

It is always a ahsme when a beautiful creature has to die. Thank goodness it wasn't a person. Never knew AC had ocelots.
Posted By: Amanda Syme

Re: Wild Cat Electrocuted in North Ambergris - 04/21/09 05:44 PM

We also have Margay and Jaguar, foxes, deer, wild pigs, squirrels, racoons - that I can remember off the top of my head...
Posted By: Renee-md

Re: Wild Cat Electrocuted in North Ambergris - 04/21/09 08:30 PM

Amanda, that is so amazing. I guess they all live up on the Preserver on Bachelor Chica.
Posted By: skippy

Re: Wild Cat Electrocuted in North Ambergris - 04/21/09 08:33 PM

Such a sad thing. It's so beautiful. But sorta cool to know they are there.
Posted By: Cybercayecaulker.com

Re: Wild Cat Electrocuted in North Ambergris - 04/21/09 11:37 PM

Ocelots are gorgeous little jaguar looking cats. The zoo has one of them. Its amazing that there are on North Ambergris Caye.
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: Wild Cat Electrocuted in North Ambergris - 04/21/09 11:54 PM

They don't need passports to cross over from Mexico.
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