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Interesting

Richmond, KY

#1 Aug 13, 2012
I was traveling down 15 the other night and saw what I thought was a black house cat cross the road the closer I got to it is when I realized it was not a normal house cat it was at least three times bigger it had to crouch down to go under the guard rail. Just wonder if anyone else has seen this or knows anything about it.
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Manchester, KY

#2 Aug 14, 2012
Interesting wrote:
I was traveling down 15 the other night and saw what I thought was a black house cat cross the road the closer I got to it is when I realized it was not a normal house cat it was at least three times bigger it had to crouch down to go under the guard rail. Just wonder if anyone else has seen this or knows anything about it.
Panther maybe? Is that what you think?
Interesting

Richmond, KY

#3 Aug 14, 2012
Maybe so if it was a panther it was a young one
PANHEAD

Zoe, KY

#4 Aug 15, 2012
Interesting wrote:
I was traveling down 15 the other night and saw what I thought was a black house cat cross the road the closer I got to it is when I realized it was not a normal house cat it was at least three times bigger it had to crouch down to go under the guard rail. Just wonder if anyone else has seen this or knows anything about it.
There are no panthers, nor have there ever been panthers, in Kentucky! Perhaps it was that black bear they claimed to have seen a few months ago, crossing the river up Quick Sand. lol.
idorren cat

Macon, GA

#5 Aug 15, 2012
sure it wasn't a large indooren cat, they get pretty big.
Curious

Lebanon, KY

#6 Aug 15, 2012
What kind of cat is a "painter?" My dad was talking about seeing a big cat in Clay County, and he called it a "painter" or "painner." It's hard to understand him since he had throat surgery and his mind is starting to go.:( He did make it clear that he wasn't saying "panther" though. My mother says it's a mountain lion or cougar. Could there be cougars around here?

Since: Dec 11

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#7 Aug 15, 2012
Interesting wrote:
I was traveling down 15 the other night and saw what I thought was a black house cat cross the road the closer I got to it is when I realized it was not a normal house cat it was at least three times bigger it had to crouch down to go under the guard rail. Just wonder if anyone else has seen this or knows anything about it.
It could have been any of the large domestic cat breeds, such as the Maine Coon cat, Ragamuffin cat, Ragdoll cat, Ocicat, Pixie Bobs cat, Savannah cat, or the Turkish Van cat. All these cats are within the 10 to 20 pound range. If you seen one of these cats, and they were black, plus at night, you would think it was a cat from the wild.
Curious

Georgetown, KY

#8 Aug 15, 2012
Charlie Sylvester Hollon wrote:
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It could have been any of the large domestic cat breeds, such as the Maine Coon cat, Ragamuffin cat, Ragdoll cat, Ocicat, Pixie Bobs cat, Savannah cat, or the Turkish Van cat. All these cats are within the 10 to 20 pound range. If you seen one of these cats, and they were black, plus at night, you would think it was a cat from the wild.
Those are all expensive purebreeds, though. If anyone around here owned one, I doubt they'd be letting it outside. I know I wouldn't risk losing that much money.
steve

United States

#9 Aug 15, 2012
Curious wrote:
What kind of cat is a "painter?" My dad was talking about seeing a big cat in Clay County, and he called it a "painter" or "painner." It's hard to understand him since he had throat surgery and his mind is starting to go.:( He did make it clear that he wasn't saying "panther" though. My mother says it's a mountain lion or cougar. Could there be cougars around here?
yes!
Curious

Waco, KY

#10 Aug 15, 2012
steve wrote:
<quoted text>yes!
Really? That's both scary and awesome. XD
last drifting cowboy

Ransom, KY

#11 Aug 15, 2012
I seen a large black cat around that area a couple months ago myself
yeah

Pikeville, KY

#12 Aug 15, 2012
last drifting cowboy wrote:
I seen a large black cat around that area a couple months ago myself
I know some people who live close to the Neace church that have a very large black cat. It could've been that one, but my husband used to work on Russell Fork and he said they had seen panthers there. Ask someone who used to work nights there.

Since: Sep 10

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#13 Aug 15, 2012
There have been sightings of big cats in Kentucky for as long as there have been people here. But big cats where hunted to extinction in the east over 200 years ago. And there are no big cats east of the Mississippi. there are a ton of facts that support this no trail cam cams have ever taken a photo of one. no one has ever killed one and brought the body in to show that there are big cats here. And last there has never been a body or bones ever found to show that they are here. now in 200 years one of those should have happened. Now we can get to the black part in north America there are no big cats that Carrie the gene to make a black cat mountain loin just do not have the ability to have black offspring. in south America the jaguar is the only cat that can have a black offspring but they are a very lite black and you can still see the black spots on there coat to see that they are in fact jaguar. I don't know what you have seen but i can say that it was not a big cat as they are just not here
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Ivel, KY

#14 Aug 15, 2012
Weta wrote:
There have been sightings of big cats in Kentucky for as long as there have been people here. But big cats where hunted to extinction in the east over 200 years ago. And there are no big cats east of the Mississippi. there are a ton of facts that support this no trail cam cams have ever taken a photo of one. no one has ever killed one and brought the body in to show that there are big cats here. And last there has never been a body or bones ever found to show that they are here. now in 200 years one of those should have happened. Now we can get to the black part in north America there are no big cats that Carrie the gene to make a black cat mountain loin just do not have the ability to have black offspring. in south America the jaguar is the only cat that can have a black offspring but they are a very lite black and you can still see the black spots on there coat to see that they are in fact jaguar. I don't know what you have seen but i can say that it was not a big cat as they are just not here
look it up on line, you are WRONG!! My son had a bobcat run across the road, 476, in front of him one night, and it wasn't a Breathitt bobcat!!

Since: Sep 10

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#15 Aug 16, 2012
A bobcat is a small cat in the world of wild cats. and is not what the original poster is talking about and it cant be black.
however

Prestonsburg, KY

#16 Aug 16, 2012
Weta wrote:
A bobcat is a small cat in the world of wild cats. and is not what the original poster is talking about and it cant be black.
A bobcat IS bigger than a house cat, and I would call that a BIG cat. Sorry, I certainly know a bobcat is not black, I did not mean to imply that at all. Just saying that there are cats in the wild bigger than house cats!! Ask the guys who worked for Falcon's night shift many years ago, there were many sightings of BIG cats on the mountain!!

Since: Sep 10

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#17 Aug 16, 2012
Bobcats are a known cat that lives in the area. They are not considered to be a big cat, and there are many pure bread house cats that can match its size.
Big cat are very large IE, mountain lions, cougar, puma, jaguar,etc.
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Hazard, KY

#18 Aug 16, 2012
Weta wrote:
Bobcats are a known cat that lives in the area. They are not considered to be a big cat, and there are many pure bread house cats that can match its size.
Big cat are very large IE, mountain lions, cougar, puma, jaguar,etc.
I have lived in a large city and have seen what is called "alley cats" that survive by eating out of garbage cans.Alley cats that I have seen get larger then normal house cats and they behave as they are wild.I wonder if the food additives in the food that these cats eat from garbage might have something to do with average cats becoming larger in size,maybe doing something to the genes in these cats.Because some of them look bigger then bobcats.

Since: Jun 10

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#19 Aug 16, 2012
The animal you speak of could be a melanism black leopard, and or Black Panther. I have to agree with Weta on this, these cats havenít been seen in a long time. That doesnít mean they havenít been inserted back into the wild.
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Hazard, KY

#20 Aug 16, 2012
ManHunter wrote:
The animal you speak of could be a melanism black leopard, and or Black Panther. I have to agree with Weta on this, these cats havenít been seen in a long time. That doesnít mean they havenít been inserted back into the wild.
Well there are the stories of the black panther surviving in the Adirondicks and Catskill mountains in New York but most people there deny it,but it could be possible.And wildlife officials have denied the mountain lion sightings in East Ky for several years now except for the sightings around the Ashland area so it does raise suspicions.

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