Can a Leopard Change Its Spots?

Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 7th, 2012

I’m guessing there’s a perfectly rational explanation for this, but, not being a camera expert, I have no idea what it might be! What am I talking about? Well, click on the link and take a look…
Here’s Karl Shuker’s explanation: “This is indeed a mystery, but not for the reason given here. Drayton Manor Park Zoo currently exhibits black panthers (melanistic leopards) but NOT normal spotted leopards. So Carl could NOT have photographed any spotted leopards there last weekend. However, it does exhibit various smaller species of spotted cat. Consequently, I can only assume that Carl snapped some photos of the black panthers and also some photos of the smaller spotted cats, then somehow confused them with one another when checking his photos later. All the best, Karl” (Forwarded by Loren.)

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.

One Response to “Can a Leopard Change Its Spots?”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    Awww. You are NOT convincing me this cat is not melanistic. It’s very black and uniform in color. This is NOT – repeat NOT – a trick of lighting or whatever. THE CAT IS BLACK. PERIOD.

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