New German Mystery Cat Report

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 30th, 2011

Research associate Markus Hemmler passes the following along, from Germany:

Once again there was a sighting of an ABC (Alien Big Cat) in the German district of Enzkreis (Baden-Württemberg). Back in 2004 a lioness was sighted between the villages of Dillweißenstein and Unterreichenbach which never was found – only a striking similiar looking cat in the neighborhood was identified as the most likely source for this sighting.

Now on 23th August 2011 again there is the sighting of a big cat in the district being announced. And again not the classic “black panther” but an alleged big cat with white fur. Please be aware that this is only a very rough translation:

Lion hunting in Enz River Foreshore


On Tuesday morning the sighting of a free-running big cat in Enz River Foreshorewas was reported to the police department of Pforzheim. From a balcony the alleged big cat with white fur has been observed licking its paws. Clarifications of the police officers showed that a circus in nearby city of Mühlacker houses no predators and there just as in the wildlife park of Pforzheim no bigger cats were missing. [The wildlife park only keeps two adult and two juvenile Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) showing a reddish or brown coat in summer, btw. ~ Markus]

After a police helicopter was requested for the search, a dog owner was located whose dog was true of the previously obtained description.

Obviously the animal which was sighted was a white Dogo Argentino, which reached an impressive shoulder height.

After a “confrontation” of this animal which was previously performed in the immediate vicinity of the said locality the search was cancelled.

Press Release of the police department of Pforzheim, 23.08.2011

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2 Responses to “New German Mystery Cat Report”

  1. flame821 responds:

    Are they really saying that someone mistook a big, white dog for a white lion?

  2. Markus responds:

    Yes they do. The police went together with the dog to the place near the river and the eyewitness identified the animal as the one he saw in around 250 m distance. But to confuse the story: the Dogo Argentino (and also another dog of this kind) at this day was not at the place where the “lion” was sighted. The eyewitness seemed to be reliable to the police, but also there’s most probably no free living big cat in the wilderness of the district (or the state Baden-Württemberg or Germany). No escapee from wildlife park, circus or zoo and there’s also no known case of illegal keeping of big cats in the past. So in the opinion of the police – and I agree to it – the eyewitness seems to have sighted a somewhat bigger white dog of some kind.

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