Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 2nd, 2009
I heard overnight on WCBS radio, out of New York City, that renewed interest in the “black panther” sightings in Tallman Mountain State Park (general photo below) has been stimulated by people noticing that new warnings have been placed around the park.
Signs posted around the Rockland County, New York wild greenbelt area warn the public about “Suspicious Animal Sightings.”
As reported here previously, sightings have also been reported in the hamlet of Palisades. One was in a driveway. Two were in a backyard.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation says “wild cat sightings often turn out to be a large dog, coyote or bobcat.”
Orangetown, New York, police are increasing their patrols. State park police have installed cameras to snap pictures of passing animals.
The large unknown cats are described as sleek, long-tailed, black felines. They’re larger than mid-size dogs.
No regional zoos, veterinarians or residents have reported a missing large cat, according to WCBS-TV.
Thanks to Lance, Todd, and the overnight radio-surfing angel for elements of this info.
Ah, too, the blog is back, and it’s important that you keep this research going and help save the museum today…please