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H9  Ocelot

H9 Ocelot

Color Reproduction | By Charles Beckendorf

  • Size
    14" x 11"

Additional Information

The ocelot was at one time found along the entire Texas coast, in South and Southwest Texas, the Big Bend, and up into the lower Panhandle.  Now they are seldom reported outside the brushlands, below San Antonio.  The ocelot is rare even in its current range.  The specialized habitat requirements of ocelot account, in part, for their rarity.  The ocelot requires thick, almost impenetrable brush.

The type of soil that can grow the thickest brush can also grow the best agricultural crops, and much ocelot habitat has been turned into farmland.

Most ocelots, called "leopard cats" locally are about the size of a large housecat.  An adult will range between 20 and 30 pounds like a bobcat, and sightings are sometimes confused with bobcats.  The identifying mark of the ocelot is the long tail.  The bobcat has almost no tail.

This image is from the Charles Beckendorf Texas Wildlife book. The original was an acrylic painting on canvas (1992) and the size is approximately 14 X 11 inches.  The total edition size of this print is 500.


This is a part of the Texas Wildlife Art Prints Collection.

Color Reproduction

Beckendorf color reproductions are developed using four color process printing on fine white paper. This advanced technique utilizes separate color plates for each of the primary colors, plus black. High-resolution digital scans and special process inks are utilized to yield beautiful, accurate reproductions.

About the Artist - Charles Beckendorf

Charles grew up in Mathis, Texas, where he had the opportunity to spend hours on large ranches. Generous land owners gave him permission to wander freely over their ranches and he observed creatures in their natural surroundings. He developed a lifelong love of nature, whether it be in the tiniest of flowers or the largest of animals. It was at this time that he became a true naturalist.

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