National Geographic : 1943 Feb
© National Geographic Society Painting by Walter A.Weber When Strong Offense Meets Tight Defense-Texas Ocelot Tests Nine-banded Armadillo's Scaly Ball ofArmor No two ocelots have the same dizzy color pattern. Furriers find their skins hard to match. Felis pardalis, a third largerthan abig tomcat, makes afriendly pet, even in an apartment. In his wild state he roves Latin America, preying on birds and rodents. But he is not afraid totackle 6-foot snakes, small dogs, orrheas.