Monday, October 14, 2013

Recap Of Sightings Over Last Couple of Years Part 1

Greetings once again. I figured I would take this time to go over the past sightings of this big exotic cats of the last couple of years. We we're thinking of putting together some sort of infograph or timeline of events to give you a better understanding of where and when these cats are being spotted. We'll save that for a later time but for now will just list them. To save some time we'll just go back a year or two. But you'll get the idea.

  1. June 30, 2011 - North Folk - Black Cat
  2. June 29, 2011 - Cannon Park - Panther?
  3. June 29, 2011 - Gloucestershire - Black
  4. June 11, 2011 - Therewith Gardens - Black Cat
  5. June 27, 2011 - Yorkshire Dales - Black
  6. June 25, 2011 - Craven Countryside - Black

You'll notice that a most of these if not all of these sightings involve black cats, although just about every color have been sighted throughout the UK. It is no question that exotic cats do exists as there is photographic proof, so there is no faking a big cat.

There have been camera set up all over to catch these felines and they have. How they got here we are not sure. 

Bengal Cat

Make no mistake these are too small to be exotics cats like bengal cats - ( Bengals cats have been breed from domestic cats and Asian Leopard Cats. Now these are way to small and the color patterns just don't match. These are much more laid-back creature, especially the ones that are several generations from an original cross. In fact they actually make decent pets, and have been becoming more and more popular exotic pets as seen here at

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Panthers and Cougars

The panther goes by several names and alias. Besides being known as panthers, they are often referred to as the following; big cats, cougars, pumas, mountain lions, catamount, and the mountain cat. Usually the color of the cat will decide it's name, or at least that what it seems like to me. Big black cats are usually the ones' being called panthers. Where as, Mountain lions and cougars are the names given to those that are tan in color.

Once said to be over 30 different subspecies of the cougar, scientist have now narrowed it down to 6 as the the differences between many of the subspecies was just to little. They are mostly broken down by their hemisphere they live in.

There is the Argentine Puma, Costa Rican Cougar, Eastern South American cougar, North American Cougar, Northern South American cougar, and the Southern South American puma.

Although various Fish and Game commission say that these animals do not exists in some of these areas they have been spotted. This is a cause for concern because these cats are what they call ambush predators. They will attack farmers herds and demolish local deer populations. If push comes to shove, I wouldn't hold it against them to attack humans as well.

Now even with all that said, these animals are protected in almost all areas, as there is so few of them. Which makes it very hard for farmers to deal with these animals.

It is said that their range is from South America all the way up to the Yukon in the Canada. Now it is also said that a lot of they cats do not exist in certain areas not only throughout American but it appears that they have made their way across the Atlantic as well. There have been reports and sightings in parts of UK and Scotland as well.

People often think that because of these cats large side then more related to the other bigger cats found over in Africa and Asia, like tigers, and leopards. But the truth of the matter is that these exotic cats are actually closer related to small domestic cats.

They primarily come out and hunt at night and are a very elusive animal, and use this to sneak up behind their pry.

It is up for debate but some even would consider jaguars as a panthers. Black jaguars closely resemble black panthers.