By Indrawattie Natram
Residents of Mainstay/Whyaka and Red Lock are once again showering loud praises to Chris Allen and Troy Fredericks for successfully trapping another Jaguar.
Jaguars have been plaguing the Amerindian communities for quite some time now, creating havoc by killing dogs, poultry and goats. The second Jaguar was captured alive on Wednesday evening at a location called “Jump, Jump”.
The trap was meshed with barbed 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 yesterday 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 (EPA). They intend to do the same with this one. It is expected that these animals will be placed in 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 is evidence of footprints daily. The Jaguars usually come out in search of food during darkness.