Whats New — By Sophia LaMonica on October 20, 2011 at 3:56 am

From feral kittens to the über exotic jaguar and puma lions that have recently been seen and heard stalking prey in the mountains beyond Margarita Road, felines are making their presence felt along the Caribbean coast more than ever this month, and even the Fuerza Publica has added “Gata Jota” to a short list of likely suspects in a series of seemingly random upheavals that have been disturbing Puerto Viejo de Limon from dusk til dawn. Gatos de la casa have settled in at their chosen seaside domains and domiciles with natural ease, creating invisible boundaries that other species best beware before crossing. This bicolor male in the photo above is resting in the open-air managerie he calls home. No stranger to the mischief that lurks after dark, this frisky feline’s delicate mew and bewitching green eyes can charm even the most resistant. Cats converging upon remote villages during the month of October is common, and history shows these creatures are highly capable, and often culpable, of generating dynamic energy shifts, channeling spirits and inducing magic wherever they are. Visit the Jaguar Rescue Center in Cocles for up-close-and-personal encounters with exotic felines, two and three toed sloths, monkeys, snakes, and other local wildlife.

Tags: Caribbean, Costa Rica wildlife, felines, Jelilcle cats, Puerto Viejo de Limon