Black Panther in paragould

Black Panther in paragould

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lmao

United States

#1 Sep 30, 2008
it looks like a mountian lion and damn sure not no bob cat. i believe it's a mt lion.
Wondering

United States

#2 Sep 30, 2008
lmao wrote:
it looks like a mountian lion and damn sure not no bob cat. i believe it's a mt lion.
I'm like you I believe it to be a mountain lion instead of a black panther. Either way they we need to be careful and cautious when hunting, because if provoked like any other wild or domestic animal they could attack. Thanks for the pic. if you get anymore post them please.
for your consideration

Gregory, AR

#3 Sep 30, 2008
It looks like a house cat to me that has been through photo shop
Rubber Duck

Cabot, AR

#4 Sep 30, 2008
I hate to ask a stupid question, but here I go. Whats the differnce between a panther and a mountain lion?
Rubber Duck

Cabot, AR

#5 Sep 30, 2008
I spelled difference wrong.I hope the grammar police dont get me.
Amiela

Kennett, MO

#6 Sep 30, 2008
i dont know what it is either but i dont want to be bitten by it:)
animal lover

Newport, AR

#7 Sep 30, 2008
I would say it's a mountain lion and not a black panther. The scary thing is now people know where it's at. It has probably lived there a long time and now someone will go out and kill it. It's not bothering anyone so leave it alone.
MR BREEZE

Lubbock, TX

#8 Sep 30, 2008
THAT"S A BIG & BAD PUSS-CAT CAN WE PET IT.
Rubber Duck

Cabot, AR

#9 Sep 30, 2008
Amiela wrote:
i dont know what it is either but i dont want to be bitten by it:)
Yeah, me either.It has been several years ago but they have been spotted near my house.
Amiela

Kennett, MO

#10 Sep 30, 2008
MR BREEZE wrote:
THAT"S A BIG & BAD PUSS-CAT CAN WE PET IT.
thats an awfully big kitty MR BREEZE:)
paragould

United States

#11 Sep 30, 2008
this is the info I found on arkansas game and fish website;
The mountain lion, also known as panther, puma, or cougar, is a large, powerfully built cat, with pale brown to reddish brown fur over the upper part of its body and dull white fur covering its underparts; black mountain lions have never existed in North America. Its claws are long, sharp and can be retracted. Its ears and long tail are tipped with dusky black fur. Its head is relatively small and rounded; its chin, lips and lower cheeks are covered with whitish fur.
While it is possible that occasional sightings of free-ranging mountain lions may occur in Arkansas there is no evidence that there has been a reproducing population of this species in the state since the early 1900s. Individual mountain lions are most likely escaped or released pets though it is possible, but unlikely, that individuals could disperse to Arkansas from their nearest existing population in southern Texas.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is not currently asking the public to report mountain lion sightings. If you have lost livestock to what you believe is a mountain lion and have fresh evidence, such as a carcass or tracks, please contact the nearest Commission regional office for assistance in determining what animal is responsible for the incident and the best course of action to prevent future problems.
Mountain lions range from 60 inches long from nose to tip of tail with 21 inch tails to nearly nine feet, of which three feet are tail. Body weights range from 80 pounds to nearly 225 pounds. Males are larger than females.
The mountain lion or cougar lives in a variety of habitats but usually tends to avoid the vicinity of man. It occurs in rough, rocky, wooded uplands, large tracts of bottomland forest and swamps and remote mountainous regions
THIS IS THE ONLY LARGE CAT NATIVE IN ARKANSAS,( BOB CATS ARE SMALLER) SO UR PIC MUST BE OF ONE OF THESE AND IT MUST BE REDDISH BROWN INSTEAD OF BLACK. YOUR CAT LOOKS BLACK, BUT I BET ITS DUE TO LIGHTING
paragould

United States

#12 Sep 30, 2008
since my last pos, i have been doing some online research. according to many websites, you are not the only one to see a black panther, but game and fish com. all over arkansas deny their exsistence. Maybe you need to take your photo to the game and fish and ask them what the ehll it is! Now after reading all these reports, I am confused about whether it was lighting issues in your pic or maybe u have proof of this animal that nobody wants to admit is around our area. please post what you find out!!
I am very interested in what they say now
Wondering

United States

#13 Sep 30, 2008
paragould wrote:
this is the info I found on arkansas game and fish website;
The mountain lion, also known as panther, puma, or cougar, is a large, powerfully built cat, with pale brown to reddish brown fur over the upper part of its body and dull white fur covering its underparts; black mountain lions have never existed in North America. Its claws are long, sharp and can be retracted. Its ears and long tail are tipped with dusky black fur. Its head is relatively small and rounded; its chin, lips and lower cheeks are covered with whitish fur.
While it is possible that occasional sightings of free-ranging mountain lions may occur in Arkansas there is no evidence that there has been a reproducing population of this species in the state since the early 1900s. Individual mountain lions are most likely escaped or released pets though it is possible, but unlikely, that individuals could disperse to Arkansas from their nearest existing population in southern Texas.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is not currently asking the public to report mountain lion sightings. If you have lost livestock to what you believe is a mountain lion and have fresh evidence, such as a carcass or tracks, please contact the nearest Commission regional office for assistance in determining what animal is responsible for the incident and the best course of action to prevent future problems.
Mountain lions range from 60 inches long from nose to tip of tail with 21 inch tails to nearly nine feet, of which three feet are tail. Body weights range from 80 pounds to nearly 225 pounds. Males are larger than females.
The mountain lion or cougar lives in a variety of habitats but usually tends to avoid the vicinity of man. It occurs in rough, rocky, wooded uplands, large tracts of bottomland forest and swamps and remote mountainous regions
THIS IS THE ONLY LARGE CAT NATIVE IN ARKANSAS,( BOB CATS ARE SMALLER) SO UR PIC MUST BE OF ONE OF THESE AND IT MUST BE REDDISH BROWN INSTEAD OF BLACK. YOUR CAT LOOKS BLACK, BUT I BET ITS DUE TO LIGHTING
I have an uncle who killed a black panther and had it stuffed. Now this was when I was little many moons ago. Back then that was okay and Peta was non-existant. I do not believe in killing them but I just thought they either had moved on or was killed out. I'm glad to know we still have them I will just be more cautious now. By the way back then people did not go off on hunting excursions due to being poor. He killed it around the evening star beech grove area.
Kitty Cat

Newport, AR

#14 Sep 30, 2008
Rubber Duck wrote:
I hate to ask a stupid question, but here I go. Whats the differnce between a panther and a mountain lion?
I was wondering that myself! Someone help us out here!
LOL

United States

#15 Sep 30, 2008
Kitty Cat wrote:
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I was wondering that myself! Someone help us out here!
read above statement, i think it clarifies it
Wondering

United States

#16 Sep 30, 2008
Kitty Cat wrote:
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I was wondering that myself! Someone help us out here!
Mainly there are no difference. Cougar, Mountain lions, pumas, and panther (black panther) are all the same with the difference in color. The only reason for calling a black panther is because it is black. Now usually they live in different regions but the pic. is diffinetly not a bobacat. Bobcats are much smaller have bobbed tails and their colors can very from solid brown and tan or whiteish underneath or can have spots on them. To see them in the wild is wonderful but be sure not to disturb them. If they feel threatend or have babies, or just hungry they may attack. There have been several reports of cougar or mountain lions attacking children and adults out playing or jogging or hiking. They mainly live in the forest or hills with woods and do try to stay away from humans but at times venture out to human territory and then that becomes a threat to humans and the big cats.
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United States

#17 Sep 30, 2008
Interesting, I want to know more. That is one big kitty.
Hmmm

United States

#18 Sep 30, 2008
DAYYYUMMM .. I think I saw a putty-tat

A big big ass putty-tat
hunter

Clarksville, AR

#19 Sep 30, 2008
I believe you have a picture of a type of house cat that can reach the weitht of thirty pounds. I am from Ravenden and I have seen several black cats. Most are the size of a large German shepord or bigger. judgeing by the stump in the back ground and the hight of the grass id say its a large house cat. Now accourding to game and fish there are cougars and panthers in arkansas said Mr. long of the game and fish dept.
Amiela

Kennett, MO

#20 Sep 30, 2008
Hmmm wrote:
DAYYYUMMM .. I think I saw a putty-tat
A big big ass putty-tat
LMAO i agree:)

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