Tag Archive for big cat

Poestenkill big cat story is irresponsible reporting

Another typical story from local news where a resident is reporting a strange animal and the reporter dramatically jumps on the story, taking the assumption of the witness as the headline. In all probability, it’s just a dog!  UPDATE: Wildlife officials did what they were supposed to do and tested for size. They determined it…

Stuffed tiger wasn’t a grrrrrreat idea

They were called to a report of a tiger in someone’s backyard. But, these officers had a little fun with this call! Source: Animal control officers called to protect neighborhood from stuffed tiger Animal control officers take calls about wild animals seriously. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, two officers were sent to a home on the…

Mountain lion captured and killed in Kentucky

This is extremely interesting news. If the animal was wild, it would be the first such confirmed mountain lion in Kentucky since before the Civil War. Wildlife officer shoots and kills mountain lion in a tree in northern Bourbon County A state wildlife officer shot the mountain lion late Monday afternoon on Redmon Road in…

Exotic lion on the loose in California? (Update)

See UPDATE below. Originally published on 4-Aug-2014 Mystery animal roaming California neighborhood was caught on a security camera. Experts say it’s not a cougar but resembles a lion, leopard or older dog. Of course the headlines have to make the most outrageous assumption. African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video. Grainy surveillance footage of…

Cougar spotted on Lake Huron’s Manitoulin island

Trail cams prove successful again. A very brief but distinctive clip shows what wildlife experts agree is a cougar in an area that hasn’t had such residents in a hundred years. How did it get there? Gotcha: Cougar footage ends years of mystery | St. Catharines Standard After years of reported sightings and speculation —…

Sighting of Essex “black panther” (Update: Dog)

Another reported sighting of a big cat in the U.K. Still, it’s inconclusive. ‘Black panther’ spotted prowling on the edge of Hatfield Forest | Uttlesford village headlines. AN “unfamiliar” creature, suspected to be a black panther, was spotted on the prowl in a field in Great Hallingbury on Monday (March 10). The animal was on…

It wasn’t a mountain lion in Massachusetts

A mountain lion sighting was reported to the Winchester police. Winchester Police Department>> Mountain Lion Sighting in Winchester. A resident reported seeing a mountain lion in the Dunster Lane, Pepper Hill Drive neighborhood off of Ridge Street. Massachusetts Environmental Police responded and viewed the animal’s paw print and stated the tracks strongly resembled that of a…

Nope, not a mountain lion in Ohio

This local news story caused some concern in Ohio. Was this a mountain lion? Animal Spotted In Canal Winchester is Identified. After viewing surveillance video, state wildlife officials have identified a large animal caught roaming through Canal Winchester. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says after seeing the animal move, they believe it is a…

Panther pranksters in Epping Forest

Someone saw an opportunity for a good laugh. Mystery of Epping Forest ‘big cat’ is solved – Home News – UK – The Independent. Two City of London forest keepers had quite a fright on Wednesday when they peered through the fog and spotted what appeared to be a black panther in Epping Forest, Essex.…

Eyewitnesses won’t give up on idea of big cat in NSW

Your perception and memory are not really that great. Blue Mountains panther spotted again. 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…

Midnight big cat report in Maryland – nothing found

An emergency call reports a mountain lion near a Maryland elementary school late night Tuesday. As usually happens in these reports, there was no physical evidence. Baltimore Sun – Suspected cougar sighting reported in Abingdon early Wednesday. Someone called 911 at 12:54 a.m. Wednesday to report seeing “a cougar or a mountain lion” in the area…

NZ black panther rumors continue

Is there a black panther in New Zealand? The data consists of anecdotes and a picture that SERIOUSLY just looks like a plane old normal cat. Elusive ‘panther’ may be on the move – National – NZ Herald News. Last week a delivery driver spotted what he described as a large cat-like animal feeding on…

Jaguars visiting Texas?

Possible? Yes. But you can’t tell from this picture. Big cats attack in Houston. The cell phone pictures are blurry, but to professional wildlife tracker and trapper Jerry Hunt, it’s pretty clear this is no house cat. “I think it’s a black jaguar. They are coming from Mexico. Arizona has nine of them radio collared…

Couldn’t you wait until it picked its head up? Trowbridge “beast” questionable (UPDATE: Hoax)

There is much to doubt about this picture. See update below. Beast of Trowbridge… or Alsatian? – Telegraph. Herbert and Doreen Smith were walking in Murhill Woods, near the village of Winsley, at around 10.30am on Saturday morning when they spotted the creature. Mr Smith, 71, said he struggled to believe the sight when he…

Suspected lynx seen in Cumbria

Report of an unusually large cat. News & Star | News | ‘Big cat’ spotted on the prowl in Carlisle. Shelley McNeill, 33, of Merith Avenue, Botcherby, was walking her two daughters to school yesterday morning when they spotted the mysterious creature. She said: “We were coming from Botcherby and walking towards the section known…

New Cross ‘panther’ sighting

Your latest alien big cat sighting in the U.K. New Cross woman ‘freaked out’ after seeing ‘panther’ in street. A TERRIFIED New Cross woman says she “freaked out” after seeing a panther in the street. But when police arrived to investigate, there was no sign of the wild animal and it is understood no panthers…