Margay Jump Start

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In the post where I mentioned this margay sighting I did not yet have any photographic evidence. Now I do. Prior to their departure, the same Los Angeles family mentioned in this cat-sighting post handed me the memory card from their camera and I was able to pull these images. In the rush of the holiday weekend I had forgotten these until now. Above was the first, taken as quickly as the camera could be lifted to follow the spotlight. Below, an enlargement of the cat.

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And next, the cat leapt in what looked like a pounce, but it could not be seen whether it caught some small prey or not; then was gone in a flash. But not before this photo below was taken.

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Even in the enlargement we cannot see anything that might be the cause of the leap, but maybe it is actually just what we should call a jump start in the jungle.

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