Two Indiana residents got the surprise of their lives Thursday night when the “bobcat” they shot turned out to be something quite different.
Indiana wildlife officials say it was a leopard.
On Friday morning, WDRB News was contacted by Donna Duke, a Kentuckiana resident who claimed to have photographs of a leopard that was shot at a home on State Road 3, just outside of Charlestown in Clark County, Ind.
No doubt about this, it was an actual leopard. The body was removed by wildlife officials to see if they can make heads or tails about where it came from. The people who shot it wish to remain anonymous.
An intriguing twist to the story is that there is a wildlife sanctuary just a mile away. The owner, you can see in the video below, is adamant that it was not his cat and nothing had escaped. He is distraught that his attempts to capture the unknown cat with traps was unsuccessful and that the beautiful animal ended up dead. All in all, a tragic mystery.