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Covington County, Alabama
OBSERVED: First let me say I know the Alabama game and fish dept. says there are no panthers in Alabama! But I know lots of people who say other wise. Most of which have no reason to tell a lie!! The first time I heard one was in the mid 70's. We where in the front yard well after dark. my father and a friend were working on a tractor tire under the night light in the yard and we heard what sounded like a women scream at the top of her lungs. It sent chills right up my back and sent my brother running for cover (me too!)
After that I heard a few stories
off and on. Then in the late 80's , 84-85, I was at a church singing on
saturday night and the pastors kids new little puppy was raising a big fuss at one of the back doors close to the bathrooms (inside) so I went to check on him. When I opened the door there it was about 50-60 yards away a long black panther, it was just walking under a night light. I watched it for a minute and then ran to another door witch was only about 20-30 yards away. It was about 5 to 6 feet long about 3.5 feet tall and had a long shiny black tail. It never even looked my way or bothered the dog. This took place in the late spring early summer.
The next year I saw the same
cat in the same spot and same time of year. My father said he too
saw a panther in this same spot the next year. Now just a few months ago,
the last day deer season my sister-in-law saw a large black cat in the
field in front of their house which is next door to the same church I saw
the big cat.
Activities of Witness:
First time just playing with my brother and sitting in church
Description of Creature:
Any where between 5 and 6 ft. long and about 3.5 ft. tall slick, dark black
coat. Cat did not seem to be in any hurry any of my sightings
Other Notes: I did see one more back 1986 during deer season. The dogs were running what I thought was a deer but when they got close to the road a very large Slick black cat came out of the woods and crossed the road about 75 yards in front of me.
My mother who drives a school bus
told me that about a month ago see saw a large panther with one or two
cubs with it. They just crossed the road in front of her bus.
I believe this was late in the day after
I know there are people that say
these things are not here, but they are and alot more than one or two.
Thank god no one has ever been hurt, that I know of. But never the
less they are here and have been for long time.
Additional Notes and or Follow up Comments: Upon contact the witness had no additional information to add to this report.
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