We've gotten to know the two leopard researchers, Emil and Brett, a little better over the last few days. Emil runs a U.S. based group called the Borderlands Jaguar Detection Project, which I'm guessing is a project to detect jaguars along the U.S.-Mexico border. He brought along Brett, a junior in wildlife management at the University of Arizona, as a volunteer in charge of tracking the recently released jaguar, Carmen.

After Brett had stayed with us a couple of days, Mauro said something along the lines of "Brett's an American, but he seems like a good person."

The look of surprise on Mauro's face was the best part.


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