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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…

Dubious report of black panther in Queensland

Claimed sightings of large black cats are widespread, but unless you live in an area where there are leopards or jaguars, you’re almost certainly mistaken. Farmer says he’s spotted black panther twice | Sunshine Coast Daily. JOHN Rourke didn’t always sleep with a cane knife next to his bed. But after seeing a black panther…

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…

Beast of Cumbria still reported

24 sightings in 5 years of a “big cat” is really not that much. Most can be chalked up to misidentifications. The livestock attacks may also have alternative causes. Records reveal growing number of sightings of ‘beast of Cumbria’. The mystery surrounding the controversial ‘beast of Cumbria’ continues as police records reveal a rise in…

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.…

Black panther hoax picture is getting around

The Louisiana wildlife department warns people that there are black panther hoaxes going around. We already knew that… La. Wildlife and Fisheries: No, there are no black panthers in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is warning people to be skeptical of posts on Facebook and other social media that claim to show…

Florida panther sighted in the Everglades, deceptively dark

Very dark Florida panther sighted. Timeline Photos – Everglades National Park. On November 9th at 3:00 pm, park visitor Judith Haseitel was lucky enough to see a critically endangered Florida Panther while driving through Everglades National Park. The photos make it look unusually dark. But there has never been a documented melanistic puma/cougar. Therefore, it’s…

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…

Reports of black big cats in France

Escapees? Or misidentification? Nothing has been found so far. ‘Black panthers’ spotted on the French Riviera – The Local. Police on the French Riviera are hunting one or even two black panthers after several reported sightings of the wild cat in recent days. The alert comes as authorities in the south of France are still…

British big cats: Where’s the evidence?

An edited extract from George Monbiot’s new book Feral is out regarding big cat sightings in Britain. Big-cat sightings: is Britain suffering from mass hysteria? | World news | The Guardian. In 1995, government inspectors spent months on Bodmin moor in Cornwall looking for evidence of a ‘beast’ roaming wild there. They found nothing. Yet…