Skip to comments.Camera network will focus on jaguars Financed by Homeland Security
Posted on 11/28/2011 11:17:58 AM PST by girlangler
Arizona-New Mexico project aims to learn more about imperiled cats Camera network will focus on jaguars
Starting next year, jaguars will be the target of an extensive network of remote cameras placed across Southern Arizona and southwest New Mexico.
In a three-year, $771,000 project that has been greeted warmly by environmentalists but warily by cattle growers, University of Arizona researchers will try to learn more about the status and presence of the endangered animal.
The E-type is very rare, and quite beautiful.
Betcha they catch more illegal aliens than jaguars.
Why isn’t U.S. Fish & Wildlife financing this? Anybody think this will lead to more excuses not to secure the border (Border Patrol traffic, etc. will disrupt the jaguar)?
I resemble that remark!
>>Why isnt U.S. Fish & Wildlife financing this? <<
Because Fish & Wildlife didn’t have all those unused cameras and resources laying around.
I strongly support a healthy Jaguar population. If plentiful enough they might aid is securing the border and they don’t suck up wages or pensions. What’s worse, loose a few head of cattle to a Jaguar or your ranch to the drug trade?
You can bet the Government will quit this when they find out Jaguars don’t vote democrat.
It already has. I read this story the other day on some dot.com news and, yes, there was already some "talk" that a secure border fence "might" disrupt the peregrinations of jaguars.
As for me, I'm thrilled by this recent jaguar sigting in SE Arizona. I think the last one was in the late 90s in the Peloncillo Mountains on the New Mexico/ Arizona border, so there ARE jaguars down there.
As for the "traffic" of big cats (or Sonoran pronghorn) across the border, the situation can be easily resolved by having strategically placed open areas along the border without a physical fence. But at those points without a physical fence, HAVE THE AREA MANNED BY BORDER PATROL AGENTS! This would let wildlife through, and keep human smugglers/illegal aliens out.
This idea is not new -- it's been discussed before -- but the Left won't sign onto it, despite their "concerns" for wildlife.
To call these leftist environmentalists a bunch of filthy hypocrites is to dishonor the phrase "filthy hypocrite."
And by the way, where was my ping, girlangler?????
Why does each government project worth, say, $75,000 cost close to a $ million???
My previous town in RI resurfaced six high school tennis courts, and put up new fencing for a total bill of $700,000. That was after irrigating the middle school soccer pitch for $450,000.
It’s been so long since I posted anything. I knew I was missing someone, but how could I have missed one of my favorite freepers?
I am in New Mexico now until March. Going to Bosque Del Apache this week to see all the migrating birds, including Sandhill Cranes.
Freepmail me and let me know how you are doing. I’m freelancing for some newspapers.
Operation Fast and Furry-ous!
Uh....we’d have to train them....get them conditioned to something common amongst them....
Yes, I too am thrilled about the jaguars. I’m not too far from the Gila National Forest.
This story is one to watch.
I'll FReepmail you when I get back.
I'll FReepmail you too, Jaz.
Hey girlangler -- I turned Jaz and his wife into birders now!!!
I KNEW I could do it.
Catch ya later!
The border is not important to the DUmmies looking for new illegal voters
It’s fun watching birds. My boyfriend is somewhat of a bird expert. He is getting me into it now. Glad to hear we have one more thing in common Jaz.
Be careful and have fun Flycatcher.
You nailed it george.
Jaguars are nice I guess. Note In a three-year, $771,000 project that has been greeted warmly by environmentalists but warily by cattle growers , taxpayers don't enter the discussion. What's that for, 1,000 trail cams at $100 each (quanity discount) and $671,000 to filter out the pictures of illegals and drug dealers from the jaguars. They'll fina a Mexican Wolf and need another $771,000
yawn. I prefer Cougars........
Is that third one a badger? Where was that from?
I believe these shots were attributed to the Texas border area.
I think coati mundi
That was a good movie.....................
Up here they frequently look like this.
Yep, Fly is right, the enviro-nazis are already using the jaguar as an excuse to prevent fencing the border.
At the same time he has a logical and workable solution to the problem a solid fence would pose to wildlife and wildlife would adapt to those crossings.
Glad to hear you're getting into birding, girl. I've only scratched the surface but it's both interesting and exciting when you can study and identify species.
Thanks for posting this and happy to see you!
Good to see you Jaz. I haven’t been on here much. Back working for newspapers and now that I am in New Mexico covering some issues here.
Miss all my freeper friends.
White nosed Coatimundi
“Betcha they catch more illegal aliens than jaguars.”
True, but as both are ‘protected classes’, imagine the cognitive dissonance when one ‘protected class’ begins to eat the other.
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The ranchers aren’t worried about the cattle the possible jaguars might eat. After all if the jaguars are actually here they are already munching cattle once in a while. The ranchers are worried that if there is proof jaguars travel in this area the dudley do-gooders will not want cattle there to “disturb” them- that the area will be declared some sort of refuge or whatever. The area in this state where they believe there are jaguars is mostly deeded but even that doesn’t always stop the nature nazis when they have a cause.
Jaguars have been seen in this area 4 or 5 times in the last hundred years, only one person has pictures to back up their story and some have questioned where those pictures were actually taken. The theory among the older ranchers/cowboys is that the jaguars actually live in Mexico and once in a blue moon one wanders across the border. The ranchers don’t want their whole way of life changed for a critter that doesn’t really even live here.
Please don't tell me you honestly believe a wild animal will actually wander right by the Border Patrol. If the Border Patrol is far enough from the opening for the jaguars or any other wild animal to feel secure enough to pass through- you can bet the illegals will have an actual trail beat out in no time.
Black footed Ferret, Prebel’s Mouse, etc.
Dogs are our 1st line of defense. They see, hear, smell and sense what we never will. Shelters around the nation are euthenizing good, healthy, working class mutts whose lives would be better spent serving us on our borders. Not to harm, but to alert and defend. Don’t tell me these invaders have good intentions - they are stealing our heritage from our children! In Appalacia alone, where Americans have served, suffered and died generationally, to protect the Constitution, children are undernourrished, undereducated and their hope undermined, while billions in state coffers are spent on illegals, containing, maintaining, educating and deporting. The states’ immigration laws are sound and basic definitions of correctness.
Wow, $771,000 for a couple hundred trailcams. Probably serviced by students paying to do a for credit internship. No wonder we're broke. I hope they're instructed to delete pictures of bipeds, carrying drugs or nothing. Hopefully not Stingers. Don't want to invade their privacy.
I would LOVE to know what the little kitty on the right part of the picture is thinking....
I’ll bet she’s deaf [pure white cats frequently are] ... she’s probably wondering *Who let the badgers out*?
I actually thought she may be thinking, “This is the UGLIEST bunch of cats I have ever seen!”
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