A collared jaguar from southern Arizona that was recaptured today for medical intervention has been euthanized after veterinarians determined the cat was in severe and unrecoverable kidney failure.Via Kold 13 News. Was it the sedative they gave him to get that fucking collar on him? Was it the stress of capture, the stress of the snare? It's just too much of a coincidence to think that it is unrelated to the ill-conceived collaring.
(UPDATE: We've changed our post title at the suggestion of someone on another blog who said that "killed" suggests too much malevolence. OK, point taken. Most of the folks working on the jaguar recovery team are probably really sad about this. But they can't pretend like it wasn't always a possibility that he would die during this- they've all known it was a risk but decided to do it anyway.)