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Jaguar spotted in southeast Arizona

A photo of a jaguar captured on a trail camera in southeast Arizona. Dec. 1, 2016. (Photo: Arizona Game & Fish)

A photo of a jaguar captured on a trail camera in southeast Arizona. Dec. 1, 2016. (Photo: Arizona Game & Fish) less

The elusive big cat has made another appearance in Arizona.

A Fort Huachuca trail camera in the Huachuca Mountains near Sierra Vista in southeastern Arizona captured a photo of a jaguar.

Now, officials with Arizona Game & Fish and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working to determine whether this particular big cat has been seen before.

“Preliminary indications are that the cat is a male jaguar and, potentially, an individual not previously seen in Arizona,” said Dr. Benjamin Tuggle, regional director for the Southwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in a release.“We are working with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to determine if this sighting represents a new individual jaguar.”

Officials say the public will be notified once they reach a conclusion about the cat's identity.

Copyright 2016 KPNX


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