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The US's population of ocelots - estimated at "100 or less" - came one step closer to extinction this week with the unexplained death of a breeding age male in southeast Texas's Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Reuters reports. The refuge is home to just 30 to 40 breeding adults, and since the colony is cut off from …


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  1. David Harper

    I'm reminded of the old joke

    How do you titillate an ocelot?

    You oscillate its tit a lot.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The monetization of the Ocelot

    Metal Gear Solid, that's the IT angle right there. Also, ocelots are a favourite of Paris Hilton, who has a big coat made of ocelot fur. When you switch on an Apple iPhone, the startup image is an ocelot. Ocelots have USB ports in their spines and they light up when you type really quickly. They have an ecrypted partition that does not work properly with Linux. The man from Microsoft can smell Ocelot monetization.

  3. Chris Fryer

    Re: Joke

    That ocelot joke is partly responsible for Bill Clinton's election to the US presidency. Dan "Potatoe" Quayle reportedly passed George HW Bush a note bearing that joke during extremely delicate negotiations with some foreign power or other.

    When Bush later yakked into Kiichi Miyazawa's lap, people began to realize that this clown Quayle would assume the presidency should the old man pop his clogs. One quick saxophone serenade later, Hillary was choosing the curtains for the Oval Office.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Renaming required.

  5. Nick Leverton

    The ocelotization of Money

    At last, Ashley is revealed as just another ID of Amanfrommars ...

  6. David Harper

    Ocelots and USB ports

    I propose that El Reg should dump Jefferson Alberry II and employ Ashley Pomeroy to write the iPhone-related humour column. I got as far as "Ocelots have USB ports in their spines and they light up when you type really quickly" and splorfed coffee all over my monitor.

  7. Dillon Pyron

    Ocelots in Tejas

    Saw one a few years ago, there. By the time I got the camera up, it was gone. But it was a magical moment. Much like diving with dolphins off the coast of Belize.

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