'Black panther' spotted in field near Carlisle - claim
Last updated at 11:55, Thursday, 16 February 2012
A bus driver has spoken of the moment he spotted what he believes may have been a large black panther in a field a few miles north of Carlisle.
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Debra the only thing i am laughing at is your grammar
The pawprint is a dog,I think, as cats (of all sizes) have retractable claws and this print clearly shows claw marks. However, it is possible that there is some sort of unusually large cat around - even if it isn't a "big cat", panther etc - have a look on the internet at a "Kellas cat" - it's a hybrid of the domestic cat and a Scottish wildcat - certainly big enough to make someone think they have seen an unusual species. They crop up now and again, and are usually black. Plenty of food in most areas of the country for cats like this - rats, birds, rabbits etc.
Shame on the evening news and star for reporting and printing such utter complete nonsense.