Helicopter pilot reports jaguar sighting in southern Arizona
Web Producer : Marissa Pasquet
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Border Patrol says a helicopter pilot flying in southern Arizona spotted a rare jaguar heading down a heavily forested hill.
The Department of Homeland Security pilot saw the endangered big cat last June in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. The Border Patrol confirmed the sighting Thursday.
Last week, Game and Fish confirmed a jaguar sighting in Cochise County on Nov. 19. It was first time since 2009 that one of the big cats was confirmed in the U.S.
(Photo courtesy: Arizona Game and Fish Commission )