Black Panther
ken robinson

Mckenzie, TN

#206 Mar 2, 2011
wildlife biologist wrote:
You are all nuts. Never in the history of the United States has a black cougar ever been shot, trapped, found dead, killed by a car, photographed, or videotaped. There has never been a black cougar hide sold by trappers. There has never been a black cougar born in captivity. They don't exist. You're all nuts.
i can say one thing, YOUR FULL OF SHIT. i live here in spencer tennessee and about 25 years ago i was walking down a old log road and a i guess what you dont beleive. a solid black panther jumped out in front of me in thr middle of the log road, it was around 15 feet in front of me showing me his or her very long white teeth, growling. i think it scared the animal as much as it did me. i watched this panther for at least 2 mins as i did not have a gun and as i was picking up the big stick to have something, the cat just stood there growling. about 200lbs green eyes, 4 foot tail slick. he growled until i started running toward him with that big stick. he ran off. about a month after that my friend ran across maybe the same one, he only lives about 5 miles from where it jumped out in fron of me. but he was carring his m 16. when he got a bead on it at 40 yards as he pulled the trigger the cat jumped off a 30 foot straight down cliff. and still run off. you must work for THE FUCKING GOVERNMENT. SIT ON YOUR ASS ALL DAY LONG. if you aint been out in the wilderness shut the fuck up i know what i saw. and so did my friend who was a ranger in the army for 6 years. i cant beleive you people. they are out there .
James

Hendon, UK

#207 Mar 8, 2011
Yes the black panther party are good
Tom

Shelby, NC

#208 Mar 13, 2011
My subdivision is at the northern tip of Lancaster County, SC, next to the NC line at Charlotte. A large black panther has been seen in our neighborhood several times. I saw it on 20 Dec 10 and have photos of its tracks.
Anderson

Anderson, SC

#209 Mar 24, 2011
Carolyn wrote:
We live in Barnardsville, NC (just north of Asheville) & think panthers may have just attacked our domestic cat on the front porch. We heard a horrible commotion and by the time we got to the porch 2 large, black, sleek, cat-like animals were loping off across the field. Can't say for sure, but don't know what else it might have been. Anyone know anything about them, their habits, how to keep them away? Since all the official sites claim they don't exist, there's no helpful information available.
We too live in Barnardsville, and I have a cougar's lower mandible with the canine teeth and whisker hairs attached that we found hiking in the Pisgah forest 5 miles from our house on sugar creek road. A retired minister friend saw one[ brown cougar]crossing highway 97 in Barnardsville 3 miles from I-26 north, exit 15, spring 2006. Friends in Liecester NC have seen one[ brown cougar] at their house on 4 different occasions since 2008. I've heard them scream twice. Once at the Big Creek campground in the Smokies [ 3 am Sept.16th 2008] and once at the French Broad river campground [ 1:30 am March 14th 2009]. A black cougar was spotted there in 2004. Other friends have seen them just north of the Grove Park Inn in north Asheville [ black cougar]. Forget what the wildlife service says, stay alert at night in the mountains.
kevinonwheels

United States

#210 Apr 10, 2011
Anderson wrote:
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We too live in Barnardsville, and I have a cougar's lower mandible with the canine teeth and whisker hairs attached that we found hiking in the Pisgah forest 5 miles from our house on sugar creek road. A retired minister friend saw one[ brown cougar]crossing highway 97 in Barnardsville 3 miles from I-26 north, exit 15, spring 2006. Friends in Liecester NC have seen one[ brown cougar] at their house on 4 different occasions since 2008. I've heard them scream twice. Once at the Big Creek campground in the Smokies [ 3 am Sept.16th 2008] and once at the French Broad river campground [ 1:30 am March 14th 2009]. A black cougar was spotted there in 2004. Other friends have seen them just north of the Grove Park Inn in north Asheville [ black cougar]. Forget what the wildlife service says, stay alert at night in the mountains.
igrew up in pumpkintown,sc and encountered a female black panther with several cubs. it scared the #@@@ out of my cousin and myself.we were between table rock and panther mnt. gee, i wander how panther mountain got its name. look it up,panther mnt.,sc...
Rebecca Mazzei

Strawberry Plains, TN

#211 Apr 13, 2011
Roy wrote:
As a child Growing up in southeastTexas, I encountered black panthers more than once. They are actually black leopards that roam from South America to Florida. So I don't know where they got the idea that large black cats are not native to the US
.....My boyfriend and I saw one yesterday 4/12/11 in Kodak,TN. I maid him turn the car around three times before he believed me. The big cat(panther) was about three feet tall aon all four legs and its tail alone was three feet long.
Bev

Tomball, TX

#212 Apr 15, 2011
Please learn the proper terms for these cats. A panter is a general term for different large cats. The large (80 lbs to 130 lbs) black cats in the Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and surrounding states are black leopards. In addition, the normal spotted leopards have also been sighted. For all the people who state this is impossible, there are venders selling large cats and other exotic animals in Ohio. The purchaser is required to have a USDA permit and proper housing for these animals prior to purchasing them. In most cases they do not.
Due to the poor knowledge and care of these animals they sometimes escape. If your friend called and said I found an elephant in my front yard,( and you knew that your friend had ways been of sound mind, reliable.) Would you believe your friend? Yes, most likely you would. You would begin thinking, was there a circus in town? Or, maybe a local zoo lost the elephant? Just because it is large black cats or spotted cats, people think it is unbelievable! This is not Big Foot or some other outradigious sightings. These are exotics that escaped and have adapted very well to woods, caves, deer, turkey, and a small dog or two. Everything they want to eat.
Their home front range is 10 miles. Their migratory range is 300 miles. The female leopard stays in her area. The male stays in his area, unless it is time to breed, which occurs during a three day session when he enters the females area. The first litter of cubs is normally only one baby. After two years of raising her cub, it will take it's own 300 mile area. When she breeds the second time her litter can be from one to six cubs. After two years with their mother they will venture out an establish their own 300 mile area. Thus, we now have a breeding population. I know this because I have seen her and her cubs! Don't believe if you don't choose to, but these cats are real. They do not like human contact. They adjust to their surroundings. What should we do about them? Stop people from selling them. Outlaw ownership of them. It is not the cats fault they are here, but they will suffer being killed.
chanster

Grifton, NC

#213 Apr 28, 2011
I really don't want to post this but I feel like I have to add this just in case anyone ever takes these sightings seriously. I saw something that appeared to be a very large black cat last night on Hwy 13 leaving Greenville, NC. It was about 12:20AM and I was traveling at about 55mph and when I saw it walking toward me at the side of the road it was so big I almost took it for a person. Then I realized it wasn't tall enough, it was just the manner in which it moved that was so different from any animal I have ever seen in the wild. When I saw its large haunches it's obvious catlike movements clicked in my mind. Those eyes will likely haunt me for quite some time, it had the brightest green glowing eyes I have ever seen. Absolutely nothing like the yellow eyes I see everywhere on my late-night rides home from work. I slowed down a little to see it better but when I realized what it was I started speeding to get away, not sure why it scared me so much but I am guessing it was the eyes. They seems almost unearthly, I know that sounds silly. I wanted to go back but I was too chicken. This animal was big, like a great dane, in the dark it looked black and it definitely moved like a cat. Call it what you want but I'm going to call it a Carolina panther. --I also saw four coyotes about 10 miles further into my drive but I saw NO deer last night and I usually see no less than ten and often twenty or more. I don't know why this seems significant but I just wonder why last night was like being on safari instead of driving home in eastern NC. I have to wonder if our crazy weather lately has had anything to do with drawing these animals out of their hiding places. There has been a lot of flooding and destruction of forest land. Who knows, I'm just putting my two cents in, take it for what you will.
Michelle

Centerville, TN

#214 May 11, 2011
Most of the sitings above are from 08 or before. There is at least one living in Great Falls, SC. My Stepsister saw it first, my brother just 2 months ago. My mom and Stepdad that were not believers saw it yesterday evening. They have all sighted it in the same spot. Right on a rural paved road this time standing in the middle of that road. My Stepdad said it was about 75 lbs. It is weird as it is sited every time near homes on that road. They had been seeing its tracks in the snow stalking deer. Sadly I myself have not been lucky enough to see it =( When I was growing up in Gastonia, NC there used to be some in the woods. You could here them screaming at night and we saw one knock our cat out of the window and then chase it across the yard. There were many reports about it being in people's garbage cans.
candy2011

Pikeville, NC

#215 May 24, 2011
the wild life don't want you to no about it because of 2004 or 2005 they put 2 black panthers in the wild in tennessee male and female to breed there's more in tennessee but black panthers are coming endangered
candy2011

Pikeville, NC

#216 May 24, 2011
and if no one believes there not in usa they are video's on youtube of them in usa
candy2011

Pikeville, NC

#217 May 24, 2011
**michelle** black panthers and cougars are just like a bear if there is no food in one location they move to the next there travelers
candy2011

Pikeville, NC

#218 May 24, 2011
that girl who claimed to be with the wild life she lied
candy2011

Pikeville, NC

#219 May 24, 2011
wild life biologisy im consuming it was a girl lol i been studying black panthers and cougars for years
Drake

Dallas, TX

#220 May 27, 2011
There are more than one black panther in my woods by my house. I live by a huge expanse of woodlands in Florida and nobody goes out there. Many people have seen them in my neighborhood, and I happen to have seen the large mother and a child. Shoot, i used to leave food out for the mom every day. They are big cats and are not bobcats. i am very knowledgeable of animals and know every species in the area. These animals do exist.
candy2011

Dudley, NC

#221 May 29, 2011
yes they do exist lol but becomeing endangered most of there habitat been cut down so they traveler looking for food and a new habitat
candy2011

Dudley, NC

#222 May 29, 2011
travel**
frank

Camp Point, IL

#223 Jun 30, 2011
Really, you correct travel, but you ignore all of the other things.
Sharon Raines Claremont

Candler, NC

#224 Aug 31, 2011
Last night my newborn grandson was really fussy so my daughter and I loaded him in the car to go to Walmart for gas drops. It was about 10:30. When we pulled from the driveway my headlights captured a huge black cat running down our road towards the woods.
This was the second time my daughter had spotted it. The first time was about a month ago when she was walking after dark. The dogs were with her and she saw the panther dart to the woods. The dogs went wild. She came back into the house.
I live in a country area with cow pastures all around but there are also lots of houses. However, this doesn't surprise me. About 5 years ago we lived in Lenoir, NC and spotted a panther when he (or she) jumped off a bank and landed in the road ahead of our car. It was just about dusk and he looked at us and then ran towards the woods.
Clemson girl

Greenville, SC

#225 Sep 16, 2011
I have heard many repots about a Panther alot I'm by woods in the Clemson area and I have heard terrible screams I have been really curious untili heard some of my friends tell me there has been a Panther on the loose in the Clemson area specifically black.

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