Leopard killed near Indiana/Kentucky border. Where it came from is a true mystery.

A very strange story out of Indiana-Kentucky – a strange animal was spotted for weeks, attempts to capture it failed but it was shot dead. It turns out it was a juvenile leopard. Where it came from is unknown.

Leopard shot, killed in Clark County – WDRB 41 Louisville – News, Weather, Sports Community.

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.

Juvenile leopard shot in Clark County, Indiana

Juvenile leopard shot in Clark County, Indiana. Photo: Donna Duke

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.

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  2 comments for “Leopard killed near Indiana/Kentucky border. Where it came from is a true mystery.

  1. eddi
    June 24, 2013 at 3:01 AM

    Genuine high weirdness. If the sanctuary owner is being honest, this cat could have come from anywhere.
    October 2011 ZANESVILLE, Ohio: http://www.today.com/id/44953925/ns/today-today_news/t/cops-hunt-bears-big-cats-loose-rural-ohio/
    Hey, it could be. Depends on how well the late owner was at keeping records.

  2. eddi
    June 25, 2013 at 4:02 AM

    Have to shoot my own theory. UPI article says cat is probably 9 months old.

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