Is it a panther? Is it a puma? No, just a cat and a huge claws of frustration

Rangers are sick of mistaken panther sightings, which detract from the fight against feral cats

A large cat in Western Australia that was mistaken for a panther is the latest in a long line of mythical big cat sightings that wildlife rangers say are unhelpful.

The large black feline – estimated to be 50% larger than a house cat – was spotted in the town of Coorow, 275km north of Perth, in late June, and reported to wildlife authorities as a potential panther or big cat.

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Source: The Guardian
Is it a panther? Is it a puma? No, just a cat and a huge claws of frustration