Officers at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales confiscated the tanned hide of a large wild cat.

On Monday, officials referred a motorhome crossing into the U.S. for further agricultural inspection, according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection.

Agricultural inspectors found what appeared to be the pelt of a large spotted cat. The owner told officers he was given the skin by a friend in Mexico.

Agriculture specialists confiscated the skin for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Wildlife inspectors determined the pelt is likely that of a large ocelot — a protected species.

The pelt was turned over to the wildllife service.