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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Scary looking new cat

Last night I looked out the front door and there was a black cat that I've never seen before. He is huge, not fat but just very, very big. One of our neighbors has been complaining about a large black cat. I thought he meant my guy because he's very tall but he must have seen this giant cat. Also his coat was very unusual. It was kinda spiky. He was checking out the boxes that my two ferals sometime sleep in. I'm glad they weren't' there because he could have easily killed them. What kind of cat could be that big? He was definitely bigger than my dog who weighs 25 pounds.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 04:37 PM
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Well it couldn't be a Florida panther... could it?
For one thing, they're not black. For another thing, they are supposedly extinct, but there was a recent news article saying maybe they're still around but just so elusive it seems like they're totally gone.
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I remember seeing an article about giant cats. They had caught one and it was DNA tested too.

Maybe it's some kind of hybrid?

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If you're in Florida, you just never know. I hear they have a big problem with exotic animals either escaping or being released when they get to be too much for their humans. It would be interesting to see a picture.
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Yikes! I actually saw a cat last night that I thought was a fox at first. It was ENORMOUS! But it had to be a domestic cat, it was brown/grey with long fur and a long tail, we don't have any wildcats that look like that in Texas..... But still, it weired me out. He/she had a mouse in her mouth. Wasn't scared of me either.

Maybe you saw a pocket panther?

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maybe you saw a pocket panther?
L O L !


(why does the forum keep changing that to lower-case if I put it all together without spaces? Feh!)
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 09:46 AM
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Maybe next time you see the cat you can get a picture of him or her.
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Yup, I definately wanna see a picture!
It sure sounds interesting
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I've never heard of this before, but could it have been a melanistic bobcat?

Cryptomundo Melanistic Bobcat Caught

The comments on that page were interesting, too... some people were saying that the animal featured in that article must be a crossbreed.


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I've never heard of this before, but could it have been a melanistic bobcat?
Holy cow, that picture sure looks a lot like the cat including the very weird spiky fur on the head but this cat had a long tail and bob cats have....well bobbed tails. I've looked every night since I saw it but no more sighting. I have a camera right by the door so if I do see it I'll get the picture. Still creeps me out.
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