Thunderpig’s Mirror

Bigger than a Catamount? No, It’s a Hoax

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 9, 2008

It must be something in the air that brings the spring panther hoax to western North Carolina.

There is nothing I love more than doing away with hoaxes like this, and purported UFO sightings, chemtrails, 9/11 conspiracy theories, Bigfoot sightings, and of course, my favorite…ghosts. I have found no evidence to support any of the above.

This is from my inbox:



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Look at what James Snipe hit with his car on US-64 west of Cashiers in
Jackson County . The panther was still alive but unable to move, so our
neighbor called animal control and they came and put him down. A land owner
had seen this one a week before dragging off a 320 lb steer.

Our neighbor is an amateur taxidermist and he's going to stuff him. This
one
weighed 260 lbs. while most mature male panthers weigh 80 to 150 lbs. We
had no idea they still roamed around here!
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Here are the two photos that were attached:

And here was my answer:

It’s a hoax story.

Snopes.

More details on this discussion board.

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