If anyone has ever hunted or trapped Bobcat, you know they can be LOUD and very angry. Their calls are very shrill and menacing. You can go here to hear their sounds: http://www.soundboard.com/sb/Bobcat_sounds_audio.aspx
Play sound 2 to hear a shrill cry. At night (especially when there is a low atmosphere), sounds are amplified and sound very close and very loud. Anyone living near an impact area for a military base can attest to that! I am not being a jerk, I am just not able to see any evidence, let alone proof, that there is a big black panther running around. Like I said before, why is there no physical evidence other than videos and pics similar to Big Foot sightings? I think it would be cool to have a big cat around here. I would definitely be the first in line to shoot film of it. I would like to at least meet a biologist or other professional (game enforcement, USDA, etc) that can say there is a possibility. All the sightings and other encounters with this Carolina Panther can be explained. On one final note, I decided to figure out what kinds of cats can be black AND live here in NC. Ruling out Leopards, Tigers, Jaguars leaves Cougars. To back up the theory that it is a Cougar, most folks who have sightings, when shown photos), say the cat matches the body type of the cougar. Here is where things get interesting. Assuming the cat is a Cougar (because black Tigers still have stripes), the chances of a Cougar being born black, while possible, are incredibly small. So, for the sake of argument, lets say for every 1 black cougar there are 1,000 regular ones. How come there have been no sightings of regular Cougars? If we are seeing exotic pets that were released, how can we explain why the reports are so wide spread? Surely there aren't hundreds of pets roaming around! Even if two black cougars (or whatever cat) that were released into the wild bred, the offspring would still likely be colored! One final note about Black Cougars. Even they aren't black. Their stomachs are white.