Received From: The GCBRO Online
Report Submission Form.
Report Posted To GCBRO Web Site On: July 1, 2006
June 18, 2006
Hwy. 52, between Ellijay & Chatsworth,
Fairly level, pine forest
My friend and I were vacationing in Northern
GA. We were traveling West on SR52 in Northern GA. About 50 feet in front
of us was a large black cat sauntering across the hwy. Now by large black
cat, I do not mean an oversized domestic cat. This was a huge cat with
a fat black tail that went to the ground and then curled up on the end.
He was slowly walking across the road. He didn't act frightened or apprehensive
in any way. He seemed to be comfortable in his environment. He went into
the forest on the North side of the highway, which was the side we were
traveling on. As we got to the spot where he entered the forest, we slowed
down and my friend saw him again, moseying through the trees. We described
it to each other as a black panther. It was one of those occasions where
you know you saw it, but you can't believe you saw it. We tried to rationalize
it, but couldn't. It was definitely a black panther and was certainly out
of his natural habitat.
Activities of Witness:
Description of Creature:
Large black cat, short haired, long thick
tail that reached the ground and then curled upward.
Other (Informational or Encounter
History in the General Area) Notes:
Additional Notes and or Follow
up Comments: N/A