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Panther visit #518450 03/25/20 11:22 PM
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Sunday night out at the pond my wife and I were shocked to hear a panther scream maybe ten to twenty feet outside our front, partially open window. (If you've ever heard a panther, you know it's a sound that will chill your blood.) We didn't see it in the dark, but heard it continue to wail as it walked north toward the dam.

Is this normal hunting behavior for these critters? Seeking a mate? Should we expect it to return at some point? How dangerous is it to people? Anybody with knowledge & experience, please share.

PS If your neighbor has a yappy little dog that keeps you awake, maybe you could take it for a night visit to my pond...

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Re: Panther visit [Re: anthropic] #518459 03/26/20 01:09 PM
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Yep, they are here in the NE Texas and N. La. I have seen one and saw tracks of another one. I understand an adult might travel 20 miles in a day.


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Re: Panther visit [Re: TGW1] #518468 03/26/20 10:23 PM
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Thanks, Tracy. Probably just passing through. I have concerns about my four grandkids.


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Re: Panther visit [Re: anthropic] #518481 03/27/20 11:14 AM
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I’ve seen 2 of them but never in Texas. Both were while hunting out of state. However, I’ve seen their tracks on my place several times and confirmed their presence with the Game Warden.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Dave, I did the same here in N. La. After my early morning sighting, which was about 30 mi south of Shreveport, It was walking down the center of the rd in front of me. I reported it to local wildlife and fisheries. They confirmed we had them. I believe the one I got a close up view was a young one due to the small size of it head. I guess the total weight was around 60 lbs based on the size of my dogs weight. What caught my eye first was the long length of it's tail.

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About 25or so years ago I was elk hunting New Mexico. As I was walking out I found mt. Lion tracks over my tracks. I never saw or heard it but it came along after I did.

I saw one on the side of a mountain in Arizona while elk hunting.

About 20 years ago, I found tracks on my place South of Bowie. I called the GW and he confirmed that there had been quite a few sightings in the area. He also told me that a female had raised a litter in the hills around the Lake.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
Re: Panther visit [Re: anthropic] #518515 Yesterday at 04:40 AM
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Local hunter told us that there are two panther known to be in the county. He saw one once, was amazed at the size and stealth. Ever since he always brings 2 guns hunting


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