Black Panthers in Missouri?

Posted by: yuppupcs

Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/10/08 10:11 PM

I'd heard for years that their was black panthers in Missouri and never believed it. But I went to check my game cam out behind the house tonight and almost sh*t myself when I seen this. What do you guys think? Black Panther or no?

Posted by: venatic

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/10/08 10:33 PM

Nice looking dog.Sure ain't no cat!
Posted by: Oregonoutdoordude

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/11/08 09:25 AM

Pitbull or something... At first glance I thought it was cat too! I can see that checking it on a small camera, it would appear as a cat... LOL, I once walked into my stand for deer way before light, and on the trail I take to walk into the stand there is a deer killed, with guts eaten out and covered in leaves (Cougar), talk about the s h it scared out of ya!!!!, And it happened within 15 hours cuz it wasn't there the evening before!
Posted by: GC

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/11/08 11:20 AM

"Black Panther" stories...
Posted by: Hidalgo

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/11/08 11:29 AM

Quote:

"Black Panther" stories...




+1
Posted by: okome

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/11/08 12:50 PM

looks like a black hog to me. eyes are on the sides of the head, long snout, and narrow at the ground to wide at the top profile makes me think i smell pork. okome
Posted by: CrazyHorse66

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/11/08 02:26 PM

Canis lupus familiaris - The elusive North American black panther.
Posted by: bulldog73

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/11/08 04:36 PM

looks like a bear
Posted by: Duane@ssu

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/11/08 04:45 PM

Looks like my black stud dog.

Posted by: Scout22

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/15/08 11:27 AM

Pit Bull... I played with picture to adjust the light.

Posted by: zorro700

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/15/08 12:57 PM

I'm going to say young Rottweiler.
Posted by: Duane@ssu

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/15/08 06:27 PM

Lets just agree a "dog". Who cares what kind.
Posted by: Scout22

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 12/15/08 11:11 PM

TRUE
Posted by: royere_rocks

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 09/04/20 10:21 PM

There are DEFINITELY black panthers / melanistic jaguars / melanistic leopards in Missouri. I've seen one.

It was in 2017 around the Thanksgiving holiday. We were driving in our truck on our rural grazing property during the 12:00P to 1:00P, during the sunny day. A GIANT black panther or jaguar came into our view from the north to our left as we were driving east and was running south across the field in front of us at full speed. The cat was about 30-40 yards in front of our truck and we got a good look at it fairly close up for several seconds. The cat appeared to be more dark charcoal gray as opposed to deep dark true black. It was running very low to the ground and the back legs were overtaking the front legs much like a cheetah looks when running after a gazelle. The panther speed was astonishing to us. The head was absolutely a jaguar type rectangular box skull and the tail was long and extremely thick with a curl at the end. It was a giant animal, seemed full grown, healthy weight and was very thick.

There were three other relatives with me that can corroborate the sighting and we all agree it was a black jaguar or leopard. We were pretty rattled and drove up the house, not believing what we had just seen. A few hours later we investigated the implement barn where we saw it run behind and installed a game camera to see if we could get it on camera.

The property is situated on the county line between Bates County and Vernon County. The closest towns are Rich Hill, MO, Hume, MO and Metz, MO.
Posted by: GC

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 09/06/20 11:08 AM

Here we go again...
Posted by: Coyotejunki

Re: Black Panthers in Missouri? - 09/06/20 06:05 PM

You realize Jaguars can get over 300 lbs, they are larger than cougars. There were a couple in AZ until the AFG I believe accidentally killed one or both