October 1, 2016

300-pound jaguar caught in Mainstay trap

By Indrawattie Natram

Residents of the Amerindian area Mainstay/Whyaka and Red Lock are once again showering loud praises to Chris Allen and Troy Fredericks for successfully trapping another Jaguar.

The seven foot, 300-pound jaguar caught in the trap at Mainstay

The seven foot, 300-pound jaguar caught in the trap at Mainstay

Jaguars have been plaguing the community for quite some time, creating havoc by killing the dogs, poultry and goats. The second Jaguar was captured alive Wednesday evening at a location called “Jump, Jump” in the community.
The trap was meshed with barb wire crafted into a pen and a dog was placed in the trap as prey.
Toshao of the Community Joel Fredericks said residents woke up Thursday morning to the exciting news and many flocked the trap for the opportunity to take pictures.
Fredericks said the previous Jaguar caught was tranquilized and handed over to the Environmental Protection Agency. They intend to do the same with this one.  These Jaguars will be placed at the zoo in Georgetown. The Toshao said the jaguar caught measured about seven feet in length and weighs around 300 pounds.
Residents believe there are still others roaming the area as there are evidence of footprints daily. The Jaguars usually come out in search of food during darkness.

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