Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 26th, 2007
Another Cryptomundo reader news tip sent this story our way.
Yet another black panther sighting, this time in California.
An enormous cat is spotted roaming San Luis Obispo County.
The Department of Fish and Game has confirmed several sightings in the area of Fern Canyon and Squire Canyon near Avila Beach.
Witnesses say the animal could be a black panther or jaguar.
One woman described the creature as being six-feet in length and weighing between two and three hundred pounds.
Game wardens report finding a paw print consistent with a mountain lion in the area, but said it’s not unheard of for someone to keep an exotic cat as a pet and have it escape.Amy Andrews
KSBY6 Action News
You can watch the newsclip on the station’s website here: Panther spotted near Avila Beach
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