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Black Panthers or Big Black Cats have been spotted all across the U.S. and the U.K. Some people believe that they are cougers, leopards or even jaguars that are colored black.

Black panthers are rarely spotted by people. They try to avoid people as much as possible. Their sharp ears, nose and eyes help them vanish before being approached by people. Still, we have received numerous reports about sightings of black panthers or big black cats. Here are just a few of them.

Submitted by Andrew Lloyd from UK

Black Panther spotted at 12.00 am 31/12/07 on the Droitwitch Road nr Bradley Green (Worcestershire County) England, I saw the creature while driving along, it turned in the road and I couldnt identify it as it was not similar in movement to anything I have seen before. I slowed down as I drove closer it stood by the side of the road turned stared at toward the vehicle and opened its mouth. It was around two foot to at shoulder length had fangs green eyes and large tongue. It was incredible.

Submitted by Bonnie Harris from USA:

I have seen a black panther (not to close) on two separate occasions in north carolina, specifically in Zebulon. I would like to know is it at all possible? I was pretty freaked out--I am a pet sitter and take walks in the dense woods. The cat I just saw was not afraid of the doberman(100+lbs) or me, it just layed there watching.

Submitted by Jennifer Rodgers from USA:

I live in FL and I saw a big black cat in my back yard...I live int the country...so..I went out with my camera and tried to take some pics of it...I was about 100 ft away from it...the photos are not that clear but I did zoom in...I am sending both...can u please help me figure out what type of cat this is...I am from here and I have never seen one....I hope u can help me...I can only send 1 pic...if u need more...just email me.

Submitted by Reese Lapka from USA:

I live in Hendersonville NC. There was a reported sighting of a black panther comming from my property crossing over to another property populated with Horses. The next morning there was a baby colt killed and the hind quarters half eaten. Is it possible that here in NC we have a black panther? I have three young children, should I be concerned for thier saftey? Please let me know what you can.

Submitted by Dennis L. Jewell from USA:

I live in Southeastern Virginia, Sussex County. The closest small town is 7 miles from me. I was about a mile from my home around 1 a.m when I came upon 2 black panthers on a bank along side the narrow road leading to my house. They were not startled. They slowly crept off into the woods. My guess is that they are a mating pair.

Submitted by Gina Bennett from USA:

Spotted a panther in lake co. IL. March 8th around 7:15am on route 22 going east. It past in front of my car, it was cat like and black. It was too fast and I lost track of it in the woods. I did have another person who was with me.

Submitted by Sandra Dobbins from USA:

Could it be possible for a black panther to be living in N. Central Alabama? My husband and I have seen one or seen something that looks to be a black cat two different times. At first we thought it was a black dog, we weren't sure. second sighting it crossed the road in front of us and was moving way too fast for a dog or other animal. Large wooded area with no houses around is where this animal is living.

Here is a photo that supposed shows a Black Panther in Forrest County, Mississippi. I have to say though, there is no scale to this photo to show how large or small the cat is. Honestly, it could even be a housecat. All I know is, the man who took the photo says that it was big.

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This is what Jamie Daughdrill of Forrest County, Mississippi had to say about the photo.

“I know probably less than a quarter mile from there, my wife’s niece was coming home from work six years ago. She saw something big and black cross the road and she came in and told us ‘I saw a black panther cross the road,’” Daughdrill said. “Nobody had seen anything of it for six or seven years until I got the picture on my game camera.”

“All I’m saying is that it’s big and black and looks like a panther,” he said. “I never said it was a panther, but I’ve heard all my life there weren’t any in South Mississippi, but people are always hearing them.

“I’ve heard a bunch of people around Carnes in Red Creek that have said they hear one at certain times during the year. My wife’s grandfather said he had seen one once.”

by on Jan. 31, 2012 at 12:51 AM
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dragonfly750
by Group Admin on Mar. 3, 2012 at 7:13 PM

 What state was that in?

Quoting LivinDeadGurl:

I have seen one too, when on a field trip to a wildlife preserve. We were on a nature hike and a few of us saw one slinking through the shadows in the woods.

 

LivinDeadGurl
by on Mar. 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Illinois....near the Wisconsin border

Quoting dragonfly750:

 What state was that in?

Quoting LivinDeadGurl:

I have seen one too, when on a field trip to a wildlife preserve. We were on a nature hike and a few of us saw one slinking through the shadows in the woods.

 


dragonfly750
by Group Admin on Mar. 3, 2012 at 7:26 PM

 Very Cool!

Quoting LivinDeadGurl:

Illinois....near the Wisconsin border

Quoting dragonfly750:

 What state was that in?

Quoting LivinDeadGurl:

I have seen one too, when on a field trip to a wildlife preserve. We were on a nature hike and a few of us saw one slinking through the shadows in the woods.

 


 

whoda007
by New Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I live in E KY and in the mid 80's one was shot and killed here. It was up in a holler where my extended family lived and it had been tracked into a cave by dogs,and hunters. It probbaly wanted to get away from a strip mining operation too. Some of the hunters climbed trees and waited it out. When it came out to the mouth of the cave it was killed. They alerted Fish and Game and they hauled it off but they wouldn't let anyone see it. They tarped it and raced out of the holler. One of the hunters took an instant pic(s) tho. It was shown around the holler to give everyone peace of mind, especially those with small kids. I saw the pic. This was not a house cat.

alaskapanther
by New Member on May. 7, 2012 at 2:11 PM

According to Smithsonian and others, there is no proof of there being a black panther.  They are brown.  But I saw a dead one years ago.  It was in Miami Springs Florida.  It was about 1954.  I saw it draped over a front fender of an old pickup.  It was definitely black and it was large.  Just like a Florida panther.  Unfortunately, it was dead.  I did not get any further information because I did not know that black panters were actually undocumented. 

 

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