Rare ‘jaguarundi’ sightings reported near Ruidoso

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RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) – Southern New Mexico may be home to an endangered species.

According to the Ruidoso News, people living in north Ruidoso have reported seeing what they believe to be a jaguarundi.

The small cat looks similar to a bobcat but is primarily active during the day. It is part of the puma family.

A wildlife biologist in the Smokey Bear Ranger District says the animals have been seen in southern Arizona and Texas so it’s possible a jaguarundi is hanging out in New Mexico.

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