Black Panther Sighting in Tennessee
Rare Panther Sighting
Photo taken by a trail cam of a co worker near Roan Mountain, Tennessee (Carter County). Truly a rare sighting. Most people around here have only heard stories of these cats.
(posted to Carolyn Rose Goyda's Facebook wall this morning )
This seems to be a photo taken off the internet and originally indicated as a captive big cat from another location. As such its misrepresentation as coming from Tennessee constitutes a malicious hoax.
Is there some organization that will help? If the cat was a pet, it will not know have to care for itself and the winter months are fast upon Tennessee.ReplyDelete
You know that is really something? All of these reports of "Big cats on the loose" and nobody ever tries to gain their confidence and rehabilitate them.ReplyDelete
An anonymous tip says the information is false. Unfortunately anonymous posts are not allowed on this blog. If the person wants to re-submit with something more substantial than a mere assertion to the contrary, the entry shall be removed. The point is moot: "Black Panthers" are not Cryptozoological at all, they are KNOWN Animals!ReplyDelete
A photo of a black jaguar was captured in Douglasville Ga 2 days ago. The owner of a farm was having problems with chickens being killed and removed from his chicken pen so he setup a trail camera which captured a photo of the cat. It could be a leopard. I worked with large exotic cats for over 5 years including a black leopard and that is EXACTLY what it is.ReplyDelete
Thank you Julie, that information helpsDelete
Sorry, this isn't true. I have seen this picture circulated quite a bit. It is actually a captive black leperd named Cole. http://www.ncwildlife.org/News/Blogs/NCWRCBlog/tabid/715/EntryId/129/The-Legendary-Cat-of-the-Mountains-and-the-Swamps-is-Just-That-a-Legend.aspxReplyDelete
That may or may not be true: My point was that this is not "Cryptozoology", we are dealing with a captive or formerly captive animal of a KNOWN species, and that holds no matter what the details are. I consider the point to be not only moot but basically irrelevant: my point it is that it is NOT a mystery. And I think that holds for the entire category of "Mystery big cats"Delete
LoL @ "that may or may not be true."ReplyDelete
This a captive black leopard in SOUTH AFRICA. His name is Cole. Here's the same pic from March 2013:
Yet everyone claims the picture was taken "yesterday" or November 2013. Cole has been "spotted" in:
South Carolina: http://www.cockytalk.com/showthread.php?t=190301
And now, Tennessee. It's the same picture! I would expect serious researchers of this topic to be able to do a simple Google Image Search.
Well let me tell you something about that: nothing that any serious researcher gets is going to be automatically "solved" and in fact it is generally posted as a "Mystery". It takes some work to get from point A to point B. You cannot look at an advance notice such as this (which is Point A) and then say "Why can't anyone ever do blank and find the solution" because that is point B, the end product. The process has not started with the initial posting. You are being unreasonable to say anything like that.Delete
And besides as far as Crtyptozoology goes the entire argument is useless since we are not discussing a Cryptid here but a captive animal of a known species, something which I have specified from the onset. Basically no matter what you say you still remain on that basis, its all the same thing
Panthers are in the mountains of upper east tennessee ive seen them in carter county and unico county growing upReplyDelete
I saw one at work three times within a week. A couple of months later, I saw it again. There is a wildlife refuge nearby where it probably lives. A police officer said that someone turned two of them loose on the refuge last year. All I know is that I saw it about sixty or seventy yards away. It was walking up the lane toward me the first time. It is very impressive, to say the least and it has kinda kept me on my toes every since. Leopard or jaguar is my only question.ReplyDelete
A real idiot just made fun of this posting and said they see saber-toothed tigers all the time, just ask their friends Fred and Barney. Well, let me reiterate, this is not even Cryptozoology, Black panthers are real, known animals, and they remain real known animals WHEREVER they are seen. So what's the point of mocking the idea? You are merely showing the extent of your ignorance in denying the existence of a KNOWN animal. I did not pass the message through moderation because it was so asinine, but I really felt the need to make the distinction.ReplyDelete