Your perception and memory are not really that great.
Weeks after the government declared the Blue Mountains big cat file closed, a Sydney father has spoken of a terrifying encounter with a panther-like creature outside his home.
Peter Russell told NSW Police he feared for his life after being stalked by a large, ”completely foreign” feline predator at Riverstone, on the fringes of dense national park bushland.
It has been sighted at least 12 times in the Riverstone area over recent years. On Thursday, the member for Hawkesbury, Ray Williams, warned the government to ”rethink” its position or face being ”accountable” in the event of a tragedy.
It has been CLAIMED to have been sighted.
This story of a wandering non-native big cat hinges solely on eyewitness accounts. You’ll note in the story, several fallacies such as “reliable people saw it” and “you can’t discount all these sightings”. Yes. Yes you can. Mistakes are made. You need better evidence than anecdotes nothing better than stories are told in this article. Where are the prints? Where is a body?
We’ve covered a number of stories about big cats in Australia. The evidence all told does not point to an actual exotic cat.