Monday, 5 March 2012
Another panther sighting in Yarra Ranges
Another Yarra Ranges big cat story has popped up in the Free Press...
You may recall a recent sighting mentioned on this blog.
The elusive black puma whose various sightings have mystified residents has again been spotted roaming in Yarra Ranges.
This time Millgrove resident Kym Burton, pictured, saw the big cat, which she said looked like a panther, strutting along Warburton Highway towards Seville.
Ms Burton was driving along the deserted road at 2am on February 6 when she noticed a big black cat walking along the road side.
“I was coming around the bend and I saw a great big black panther on the side,” Ms Burton said.
She said the cat reached the height of the bottom of her car window and she noticed its big yellow eyes when she flashed her high beams to get a better look.
Ms Burton’s sighting is the latest in a series of reports of large cats or pumas over the past 50 years.
The Australian Rare Fauna Research Association reports manager Dorothy Williams said the organisation had received thousands of reports of big cat sightings.