People report big cats; likely see so...

People report big cats; likely see something else

There are 36 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Feb 24, 2009, titled People report big cats; likely see something else. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

Is a panther living in the wilds of suburban Northeast Georgia? Two people spotted a panther-like animal lurking near rural Colham Ferry Elementary School and nearby Bell's Lake on Thursday.

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dixiegirlz92

Clarkesville, GA

#1 Apr 13, 2009
Panthers..... yea there here! They have been here for a while now at least 20+ years...I grew up in Gwinnett County and as a young girl I heard a panther scream out.... my dad and I would sit on our porch late at night and listen to it....its like no other sound.... you will never forget it... on Thursday night April 9th my husband and I heard that all to familar sound..... we live in Winterville, Ga. Maybe the DNR needs to look into this Big Cat idea with a little more detail
sickofit

Kerrville, TX

#2 Apr 13, 2009
Bobcats scream out.

Since: Apr 09

Winder, GA

#3 Apr 14, 2009
sickofit wrote:
Bobcats scream out.
your right they do...... and the screams are quite different
Sharky

Toccoa, GA

#5 Apr 16, 2009
yes there are panthers around, i saw one myself crossing the road, i live in the Beaverdam area, it was a scary sight to see
animal lover

AOL

#6 Apr 16, 2009
well i was going down 22 around 6:30 tonight and a black cat ran across road in front of me. it looked like a cross between a bobcat and a house cat.

Since: Feb 09

AOL

#7 Apr 26, 2009
is it true that there is a black panther in this county
guest

United States

#8 Apr 27, 2009
Just black house cats. No cats of proof yet. I think these folks are day dreaming
Sharky

Carnesville, GA

#9 Apr 28, 2009
No iam not daydreaming, but believe whatever you want to believe, some people you can't tell anything to, they don't believe anything unless they see it for themselves. I don't understand why this topic was started if no one is going to believe what we say on here. If i saw a house cat, i would have said so
guest

United States

#10 Apr 28, 2009
Sharky wrote:
No iam not daydreaming, but believe whatever you want to believe, some people you can't tell anything to, they don't believe anything unless they see it for themselves. I don't understand why this topic was started if no one is going to believe what we say on here. If i saw a house cat, i would have said so
I guess you believe in big foot and the tooth fairy, Santa Clause, Easter bunny.
Sharky

Carnesville, GA

#11 Apr 28, 2009
guest wrote:
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I guess you believe in big foot and the tooth fairy, Santa Clause, Easter bunny.
No i haven't seen them, have you? But i did see a panther

Since: Apr 09

Dahlonega, GA

#12 Apr 28, 2009
yea and big foot and the tooth fairy etc are just make believe..... panthers are not..... there is also no proof that the panthers are not here!
skim milk

Dallas, TX

#13 Apr 28, 2009
dixiegirlz92 wrote:
yea and big foot and the tooth fairy etc are just make believe..... panthers are not..... there is also no proof that the panthers are not here!
Wow! Your right. There is also no proof that Big Foot isn't here. With all the hunters and outdoor camera's. Why haven't they got photos. These cameras are set up on game trails. No photos yet!I'll believe it when I see it. Until then, keep day dreaming!

Since: Apr 09

Cleveland, GA

#14 Apr 29, 2009
believe what u want..... does not bother me in the least.... i know they are here i have heard them.... just like the bobcats and coyotes.... the panthers may be far and few in between but i know they are here..
Sharky

Alto, GA

#15 Apr 29, 2009
you are right dixiegirlz92, they are here, wheather any one believes it or not
dixiegirlz92

Cleveland, GA

#16 Apr 29, 2009
thank you i am glad to see that some people know this....... wheather you believe or not really does not matter to me ...... this discussion was not about who believes it was about the sightings.... and where i come from when u go huntin you do not take ur camera u take a gun!!
skim milk

United States

#17 Apr 29, 2009
dixiegirlz92 wrote:
thank you i am glad to see that some people know this....... wheather you believe or not really does not matter to me ...... this discussion was not about who believes it was about the sightings.... and where i come from when u go huntin you do not take ur camera u take a gun!!
You poor thing, are you really that far behind. They have a camera hunters use. They put these cameras on game trails. It's motion activated. Anything that passes by gets its pix taken, day and night. Do you really hear panthers screaming at night...or is it just the voices in your head? How do you know what a panther sounds like? Maybe your assuming. Either way. I'll believe it when I see it.
Sharky

Alto, GA

#18 Apr 30, 2009
skim milk wrote:
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You poor thing, are you really that far behind. They have a camera hunters use. They put these cameras on game trails. It's motion activated. Anything that passes by gets its pix taken, day and night. Do you really hear panthers screaming at night...or is it just the voices in your head? How do you know what a panther sounds like? Maybe your assuming. Either way. I'll believe it when I see it.
There are so few of them you may never see them so does that mean they don't exsist? We have bears in this county too, have you seen any of them? If not i guess they are not here either? Maybe we need to check with you every time a animal is seen to make sure they are really here or not, if YOU haven't seen them we are just imagining things.
skim milk

United States

#19 Apr 30, 2009
No, I haven't seen bear. But, I have seen sign. There have been so called sightings of panthers since the 70's in this county. Yet, no real proof/sign. I'm putting out 4 cameras on my place. Should I get a photo. I'll be the first to let YOU know.
dixiegirlz92

Martin, GA

#20 Apr 30, 2009
Good luck with the camera skim milk I really hope that you do get a picture....I think everyone in this county who has a good bit of land should put up cameras.....
dixiegirlz92

Martin, GA

#21 Apr 30, 2009
Sharky wrote:
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There are so few of them you may never see them so does that mean they don't exsist? We have bears in this county too, have you seen any of them? If not i guess they are not here either? Maybe we need to check with you every time a animal is seen to make sure they are really here or not, if YOU haven't seen them we are just imagining things.
Thank you...... that was just what I was thinking!!!!

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