panther found in fannin county?

panther found in fannin county?

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joe

Blue Ridge, GA

#1 Jul 18, 2013
Anybody heard anything about a panther found in Fannin County?

Since: Jul 13

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#2 Jul 19, 2013
Thats kinda exciting, but scary at the same time. No, I have not read anything about it (I don't live there just yet)But soon
But I did read yesterday, that there are Brown bears in Georgia..OMG!!! To scary...
With Panthers, black bears and brown bears, I may have to re think all the hiking and camping we had planned to do LOL
Boss

United States

#3 Jul 19, 2013
Yea I think there mad about the Zimmerman verdict
Dempster

Austell, GA

#4 Jul 19, 2013
Sorry but GA does not have brown bears, if by brown bears you're thinking of grizzlies. Despite their name of black bear, "black bears" can sometimes be brown, too. And yes, we have panthers. It's been a very long time since I've seen or heard one, maybe about 10-12 years. My last sighting was while camping in the rock creek area. But we have them. I've heard that one stays in Mineral Bluff, somewhere off of Douthit. No brown bears though...sorry.
Caz67s Husband

Pompano Beach, FL

#5 Jul 20, 2013
Um... the brown bear thing is my dad's fault. He has been sending us tons of info on Georgia since he found out we are moving there, and he sent a link about brown bears in Georgia and how they are tracking them, etc... I was just looking at the link he sent, again, and its Georgia the country, not Georgia the state... Doh! Oops Our bad... typical Floridiots right? ;) LoL
We were in Blue ridge in late May this year and did see a black bear, pretty big one, around 3 in the afternoon. We were in the McDonalds parking lot just kind of looking at the theater and it walked out from behind the theater, walked about a hundred feet along the tree lone and went back into the woods. Figured it was dumpster diving. Very cool to see.

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#6 Jul 20, 2013
Dempster wrote:
Sorry but GA does not have brown bears, if by brown bears you're thinking of grizzlies. Despite their name of black bear, "black bears" can sometimes be brown, too. And yes, we have panthers. It's been a very long time since I've seen or heard one, maybe about 10-12 years. My last sighting was while camping in the rock creek area. But we have them. I've heard that one stays in Mineral Bluff, somewhere off of Douthit. No brown bears though...sorry.
Oh dead. Now I know why you call us Floridiots LOL

As hubby said, his dad has been sending link after link about anything to do with Georgia he finds...So I just assumed :)
Have to say, Im very happy there are no brown bears there and Im still a bit scared of living with Black bears, but I think its pretty cool.

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#7 Jul 20, 2013
agh, I hate that you cant edit posts on this forum, I mean "oh dear, not oh dead" LOL
Dempster

Austell, GA

#8 Jul 20, 2013
Caz67s Husband wrote:
Um... the brown bear thing is my dad's fault. He has been sending us tons of info on Georgia since he found out we are moving there, and he sent a link about brown bears in Georgia and how they are tracking them, etc... I was just looking at the link he sent, again, and its Georgia the country, not Georgia the state... Doh! Oops Our bad... typical Floridiots right? ;) LoL
We were in Blue ridge in late May this year and did see a black bear, pretty big one, around 3 in the afternoon. We were in the McDonalds parking lot just kind of looking at the theater and it walked out from behind the theater, walked about a hundred feet along the tree lone and went back into the woods. Figured it was dumpster diving. Very cool to see.
Lol yes, the country of Georgia most definitely has them. Thank God the state does not. They're beautiful animals but...I've lived here for years & have seen only one black bear & it was dead :( hit by a car. So you're lucky, especially so close to town like that. Also, I don't do the whole floridiot saying. We're all idiots from time to time. I just don't care for their driving 95% of the time. Lol I have a lot of friends in FL, like my God sister in south FL so I'm good.

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#9 Jul 20, 2013
LOL, FL drivers do suck, so I think we all can agree on that :)

I always think they are driving, like they are on there way to the ER!
Black Panther

Cleveland, GA

#10 Jul 20, 2013
A Panther?

Hope it isn't one of Sharpton's brothas.
Caz67s Husband

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Jul 20, 2013
Don't worry about the Sharpton crowd... they will be busy down here in FL for a while LoL

A friend of mine lives just south of Charlotte and he's pretty sure they had a panther problem about a year ago. Several of their neighborhood dogs showed up half eaten :( and there were a few claims of big cat sightings. Could a bobcat kill and eat a medium sized dog? Bears? Who knows.
Old Timer

Blue Ridge, GA

#12 Jul 20, 2013
There is a panther down aroud forge mill road.
Addie

United States

#13 Jul 20, 2013
What type of panthers?
Dempster

Opelika, AL

#14 Jul 20, 2013
Addie wrote:
What type of panthers?
I'm talking about black panthers. As far as a bobcat eating a medium size animal, I wouldn't think so. I guess it could probably easily take one
down but I have no idea. I have seen a few bobcats around. I live off of Forge Mill, close to Loving, and I hope there's not one around lol. Beautiful animals but...we also have cougars. A buddy of mine had an outdoor hunting type camera set up last year & it captured the biggest momma and her two cubs that I have ever seen. I swear she was ungodly huge. Pretty scary.
Mountain Dude

Ellijay, GA

#15 Jul 22, 2013
Dempster wrote:
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I'm talking about black panthers. As far as a bobcat eating a medium size animal, I wouldn't think so. I guess it could probably easily take one
down but I have no idea. I have seen a few bobcats around. I live off of Forge Mill, close to Loving, and I hope there's not one around lol. Beautiful animals but...we also have cougars. A buddy of mine had an outdoor hunting type camera set up last year & it captured the biggest momma and her two cubs that I have ever seen. I swear she was ungodly huge. Pretty scary.
Yes there have been panthers spotted in the N GA mountains. Two have been spotted a little south of Blue Ridge within the past 5 years. Hunting cameras in GA, AL, TN and NC have also captured their images. They come from Florida, can roam 50-75 miles per day and might be breeding in the wild. They are illusive creatures and usually stay deep in the woods feasting on whitetail. They will run from light and usually avoid populated areas.

A panther, cougar, puma and mountain lion are all the same species of cat, "puma concolour" and are all equally capable and dangerous.
sister

Blue Ridge, GA

#16 Jul 25, 2013
yes we have panthers, black bears, bob cats , mountain lion, coyote, wolf,
i heard a panther just a couple of nights ago..See bear all the time where i live, along with every thing else
yawn

Blue Ridge, GA

#17 Jul 26, 2013
been in da woods hiking hunting for years..have buds that do the same..never seen any "painters" round north ga..yes bob cats coyotes bears ect
could be a few pass thr ever now and then i guess..
from time to time i hear about someone seeing or hearing one...course they are always black and have a long tail..you would think the woods are full of them but like big foot guess they hide very well
Heard one scream

Blue Ridge, GA

#18 Jul 26, 2013
Last night around dusk sitting on the deck. Make your blood run cold!!
Sonny

United States

#19 Jul 28, 2013
Mountain Dude wrote:
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Yes there have been panthers spotted in the N GA mountains. Two have been spotted a little south of Blue Ridge within the past 5 years. Hunting cameras in GA, AL, TN and NC have also captured their images. They come from Florida, can roam 50-75 miles per day and might be breeding in the wild. They are illusive creatures and usually stay deep in the woods feasting on whitetail. They will run from light and usually avoid populated areas.
A panther, cougar, puma and mountain lion are all the same species of cat, "puma concolour" and are all equally capable and dangerous.
Florida panther  sighting would be unusual ( possible) in North Georgia.Georgia is many  miles away from  their  known habitat. Check with Georgia's Wildlife Division and they will tell you there is no evidence  to back up sightings of the Florida panther.
There are no than  more 160 Florida panthers, the most endangered   species on earth.
Carter

Ellijay, GA

#20 Jul 28, 2013
yawn wrote:
been in da woods hiking hunting for years..have buds that do the same..never seen any "painters" round north ga..yes bob cats coyotes bears ect
could be a few pass thr ever now and then i guess..
from time to time i hear about someone seeing or hearing one...course they are always black and have a long tail..you would think the woods are full of them but like big foot guess they hide very well
I saw one in the Epworth area of Fannin County about 15 years ago, but it was tan in color, not black. It was about midnight and I was driving out a dirt road.

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