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Our lease  landowner called this week to say he saw a black panther.  (central Texas) He said it was a big black cat with a 6' tail.  It don't think he's the type to b.s. so i guess I believe him.

Anyone ever seen a big cat in the wild?
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I have read a couple of stories about big black cats texas/mexico/even california.the latest from a writer by the name of Jan Libourel.
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We had this thread a while back.  I've seen several over the years in East Texas.  They range from black to tan.  Technically they are Florida Panthers.
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Maybe... It scared the hell out of the cattle.
 
What I have seen are "pets" at unoffical zoos.  They do get loose. 
 
http://www.exoticfelinerescuecenter.org  These guys lost a mountain lion last year.
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They have some REALLY  big cats!  I'd new some new tighty whiteys if I saw that at my lease.  I don't think my .270 would do much but tick him off.
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Those cats are from private owners who can not handle them any more.  When I worked inspecting property I came across two mountain lions setting in a chicken wire cage.  They just looked at me and licked thier lips and twitched thier tails... My old neighbor used to have African lions.  My brothers inlaws neighbor has some...  A few years back somebody a couple miles from my grandmother had thier Bengal Tiger get bored and would take off and then come back like a tom cat.
  
  Now you know what happens to the road kill...
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