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7/18/2012

jaguarundi

I've always been curious about this rare cat, seldom seen and little-known.
The second sketch here was drawn last year at the museum; at that time I felt I'd made the ears too large. Both times I've felt that the legs are too long, in photos I've seen it looks like the jaguarundi has relatively short legs but I drew it that way both times so this specimen at least, must have appeared long-legged. Or maybe because the back is arched, the body doesn't look as long as it really is...

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