A Pair of Black Cats
Two sighting reports of "black panther"-like animals. First, from Texas:
"Another report of a mysterious black panther, roaming a densely wooded area in western Upshur County. The latest sighting of a reported black panther is in an area off of Highway 154 near Rhonesboro, in an area called Raintree Lake. In a remote wooded area called Raintree lakes, residents are unnerved by the night time yowls of a big cat they believe is in their community." ...
"'I've seen him on two or three occasions and I'm not talking about a glance I'm talking just straight at him and him just looking at me, kind of gave me chills' said [Mitchell] Bransford." ...
"But now pets are missing in the area, and some livestock has been killed, leading many to think a big cat is responsible.
"'A lot of dogs have come up missing' said one neighbor.
"'One of my calves was torn up torn a part stomach was ripped open throat ripped open' said area rancher Wayne Ballard."
And, from Australia:
"LARGE cat-like footprint photographs published in The Standard earlier this month have inspired more Grampians panther-spotters to come forward.
"Warrnambool couple Isobel and Arthur Peart were returning home from a Grampians holiday when they saw what they believe to be a panther on the side of the road." ...
"'We were driving back to Warrnambool from Halls Gap (and I saw) a black puma climbing up the (embankment) on the right-hand side of the road.'
"She said the creature was just three metres from the car but when they turned around it had disappeared into the scrub.
"Mrs Peart described the animal as having a shiny black coat and being lean like a greyhound. 'Its tail was a cat's tail and it was a long one,' she said."
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