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.