Panther Sightings Continue
“The first reported sighting was by Jane Bernick, a retired travel agent. She said she got up at 7 a.m. on March 6, and came downstairs for coffee. Looking outside she saw two large black animals she thought were bears. (“Panthers weren’t on the radar at that point,” she said.) She got out binoculars and saw what seemed to be two black panthers, which she watched for 15 minutes but didn’t report to the police. A week later, her next-door neighbor Grace Knowlton, a sculptor, was entertaining two guests when she saw at least one panther, maybe two, She called the police, who were not impressed.
The trouble is, no one really knows what, if anything, is out there. A camera set up for months found nothing. There’s been no photograph, definitive footprint or scat that’s correlated with a panther. An eviscerated deer, taken by some as more panther evidence, could have been injured and then done in by coyotes or other predators, experts said. There have been hundreds of reports of wild cats in the Northeast, usually tawny, not black, over the years, so it will take something definitive to excite the state Department of Environmental Conservation.” – www.nytimes.com
There have been multiple sightings of the panther that its hard to not believe it exists in rockland county. If you have any stories of encounters or sightings please let us know!! Leave any comments or concerns as well!