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Old 10-21-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Naperville, Illinois
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Hey, you won’t get any complaints from me! Especially after all my rambling on & on about a big bird ... And I believe my very first post ever here on CD was about a Leprechaun, here in “Unexplained “.

I am intrigued by stories of these animals that could be defying not just “science” but man’s belief that we have dominated nature & the wild. And it gives me hope, that maybe we don’t have the power to ruin our environment & ecosystems.

It’s like these sightings are Nature’s way of saying “Silly humans, don’t you know who I am?” If that’s not “mysterious” I don’t know what is!
There's something to this -- as I wrote in another thread somewhere, I predict that within a generation of the establishment of the first colony on Mars there will be rumors and stories about so-and-so who found evidence of a Martian civilization in a nearby crater, saw the ghost of a Martian up in the foothills, or had a sighting of the mythical Lava Worm in that lava tube over by Olympus Mons.

It's the reason why you have reports of wodwos (wild men) in the woods of Europe in the middle ages, dragons and sea monsters, Basque legends of basajuan that might go back to Cro-Magnon days, and so on. The more civilized we become and the more tamed the world seems to be, the more we crave our unexplained mysteries and monsters, the more we need the wild. So part of my interest in these things is what they tell us about our own nature and psychology - asking why we need them to exist is at least as interesting as asking whether they do in fact exist.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:17 PM
 
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Best guess: an unusually-colored Florida panther out of place in Mississippi or an escaped pet. Looks way to big to be a bobcat - and the build is wrong.

Video shows monster-sized mystery cat in Mississippi field | WREG.com
That's a cougar with a very dark coat or the shading and angles of lighting are making to look dark. Keep the cats and dogs inside at night. Hopefully it will stick to those delicious feral pigs when it comes to dining.
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:54 AM
 
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You would think that if someone ran over a black panther (or jaguar) and waited for DNR to come look at it, they would take a pic of this big cat. B
In the nineties, we didn't have cell phones, and I didn't have my 35mm camera on me.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:06 AM
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I agree with those who said this cat was brown and just looked black due to being in the shade. But I call BS on it being 100 yards away...it was probably less than half that. Look at the height of the grass and even the leaves on the surrounding trees. If that was 100 yards, that grass was 3-4 feet tall and the trees were redwoods. If the location and time of day can be ascertained, it would be easy to put different size animal cutouts in that field in the shaded area, measure the height of the grass, and figure out how big this animal was. Where's the scientific investigation here? I'm betting it's a house cat...just watch the way it walks and noses around in the grass.
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:22 PM
 
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I agree with those who said this cat was brown and just looked black due to being in the shade. But I call BS on it being 100 yards away...it was probably less than half that. Look at the height of the grass and even the leaves on the surrounding trees. If that was 100 yards, that grass was 3-4 feet tall and the trees were redwoods. If the location and time of day can be ascertained, it would be easy to put different size animal cutouts in that field in the shaded area, measure the height of the grass, and figure out how big this animal was. Where's the scientific investigation here? I'm betting it's a house cat...just watch the way it walks and noses around in the grass.
I agree that's closer than 100 yards, but that's very clearly a regular cougar/puma/mountain lion, not black. It walks like a cougar and it's nosing around in the grass because it seems to have a small animal maybe a rabbit or even squirrel taking refuge in a hole. You can see it pounce onto it in the very last part of the video. There's nothing odd or unusual here at all other than cougars are not well documented in Mississippi at this point in time.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:20 AM
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I agree that's closer than 100 yards, but that's very clearly a regular cougar/puma/mountain lion, not black. It walks like a cougar and it's nosing around in the grass because it seems to have a small animal maybe a rabbit or even squirrel taking refuge in a hole. You can see it pounce onto it in the very last part of the video. There's nothing odd or unusual here at all other than cougars are not well documented in Mississippi at this point in time.
House cats aren't odd or unusual either. My point is that until someone gets out there with a tape measure, either of us could be right.
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