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Old 09-10-2007, 02:33 PM
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Exclamation Black Jaguar Spotted !!!!

Now I have debated long and hard on whether or not to post this sighting. And if I had seen it I probably wouldn't but since it was my father I am going to go ahead and let him take the heat. i was talking to dad the other day and somehow the topic of these cats came up. He said and I qoute" I was heading home(Hamilton,GA. Lake Harding Area) around 12:00-12:30am and was about 1or2 miles from "The Store" when a big dark colored cat jumped from the left side of the road and landed on the right. It cleared the road in one jump.He said its tail was at least 3ft. long . It stood there for a minute and then jogged into the brush. He told me that other than his wife I was the only other one he had told, because he was afraid that people would think he was crazy. So what do you think it was? I believe him, for the simple fact that he wouldn't be pulling my leg because he really doesn't have a sense of humor.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:50 PM
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He saw what he said he saw. Is that Lumpkin, GA, or Lumpkin County, GA?
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:50 PM
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:31 AM
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Whoa! That's getting even closer to Piney Grove Farm!Oh, I see, it happened near Hamilton, GA. That's a bit farther up the road than Lumpkin is. Thanks for sharing,
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:34 AM
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I wonder if it was darker cause it was at 12:30 AM? Regardless, thats a long jump!
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:43 AM
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I wonder if it was darker cause it was at 12:30 AM? Regardless, thats a long jump!
Maybe it's learned the dangers of the road....
Jaquars have spots, right? So rather than a black jaquar, it must have been a black panther, doncha think?
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:37 AM
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We live in Douglasville and my husband said he saw the same type of thing 6-7 months ago. I researced it online and could not find any info stating we had any type of panther, etc. in our area, so I just let it go. I thought he was crazy...hahah not really
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:40 AM
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He saw what he said he saw.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:53 PM
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He saw what he said he saw.
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Someone just told me that my statement could be taken either way. Let me clarify it: I believe that he saw a black panther.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:33 PM
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Should have kept that one in the family.lol . Seriously i saw a panther onceIt didn't quite make the jump accross the road but was still fast. I also had a witness. This was in about 1988. But they don't exist in ga so i guess were all crazy. Right?
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:09 AM
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I thought Jaguar was a fancy British sports car, and a panther was a black Cougar.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:32 PM
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Maybe it's learned the dangers of the road....
Jaquars have spots, right? So rather than a black jaquar, it must have been a black panther, doncha think?
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Google black panther. They have dark spots too.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:47 PM
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Go to a zoo and look at them close up and you can see their spots, but at a distance they appear solid black.,
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:13 PM
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My Brother-in-Law was hiking on Pine Mountain last week, and came around a bend in the trail and surprised a "large black cat", as large as a black lab dog, with a tail about three feet long. It ran down the hill and out of sight. He is a very serious person, and never tells tall tales.But we don't have them in Georgia, now, do we?
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:46 AM
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My wife and I saw one in Salem Alabama. Just across the river from Columbus Georgia. It came through the edge of our back yard. When it saw us it laid down about 50 yards from us. When I stood up it ran. Never saw it again. Neighbors said I was crazy but we saw what we saw. Panther, no doubt.
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:20 PM
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I saw one in Hogansville Ga a couple of years ago. Sounds just like what your dad described. We do have them here in Ga. but I believe they are far and few between (right now)
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:34 PM
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jflog: Don't dare let the flock know what you saw!!
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:45 PM
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Well I was going to let this pass but it has been on my mind a few days now, the other morning while in the tree stand(0735) about 25 feet up I heard a loud commotion coming through the woods. I look over and it is a Large Black Cat chasing something. He was about 20 yards out. Now I’m not saying it was a panther, it looked like a large house cat. I just don’t know.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:55 PM
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A friend owns one but its too small and hard to work on..
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:57 PM
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Pretty big black cat in the dec. GON climbing up the side of a feeder and guys on our lease claim they have seen one a couple times in the past year or two an we are in north meriwether.....
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:52 PM
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"I'm sorry. I didn't mean to interupt your Black Panther Party."
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:23 PM
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Jaguars can be spotted or solid looking black with black spots ; but their tracks are all jaguars; which is different from Mountain Lions, panthers, ect.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:37 PM
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If yall see it again shoot it and post it on here
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:00 AM
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It looks like "NickW" posted a jaguar track in this thread. Your dad saw a jaguar if it was black. Sometimes the body will appear to be solid black ,made up of rosettes with a lighter face where the rosettes stand out more. They all have jaguar tracks. Males tend to have hugh home ranges of 50 square miles that overlap several females. They are here and they are intelligent.
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