Federal wildlife law enforcement officers patrol the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge to ensure the safety of the public and the protection of natural resources. They address many illegal activities, including taking of endangered species, dumping of trash, trespassing and more. They work very closely with U.S. Border Patrol agents who regularly patrol the refuge and assist as needed.
To report a violation on refuge lands during the daytime (7:30am to 5pm), please call: (956)784-7520 or (956)784-7608
To report a violation after hours, please call: (956)330-5007
Some Helpful Links:Digest of Federal Resource LawsTexas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentTexas Department of Public Safety
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The ocelot is a small, spotted cat with a long tail. Visitors often confuse this wild cat with another commonly seen on the refuge -- the bobcat. The ocelot's range in the United States used to extend from South Texas up into Arkansas and Louisiana. Today, it is only found in the most southern tip of Texas where it is highly endangered due to loss of habitat.