My Kingdom for a Crown

TitleMy Kingdom for a Crown
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsKays, RW
MagazineNatural History
Issue Number4

The article relates the author's experience of capturing Bobby, an oversize ocelot. The author and his colleagues tracked Bobby using various equipment. It had the ability to cover more than three and a half square miles on its nightly patrols. They inadvertently caught Bobby in a trap intended for a puma. It was a shock for the author and his colleagues to find Bobby in such trap. Nevertheless, it did allow them to check Bobby's weight and replace its radio collar before its batteries ran down. They were stunned to find out that Bobby weighed forty-one pounds, making it the largest ocelot in the world.