Another Hoax big cat photo

Winter is here.
Time for digital fun it seems on facebook..

Blurry photo,cat waits for car to approach and doesnt move,light doesnt look right,no eye shine, no decent details and the poster claims "its a friends photo".
So..I think he is lying..
Its more than likely just a outdoor garden model..set up by morons..
Click images to enlarge..
 Saturday Update-The clown just pulled the photo down off his page.


Sunday Update....Tanya Woodliffe appears to have solved the model question.source

Eukey Cats and dumb ideas

Stanthorpe taxidermist Mario Pennisi
Eukey Cat

Interesting story...shame they had the taxodermist move back for the deceptive photo to throw off our scale..on purpose.. :)
And this quote "They are just feral cats that have adapted to living in the bush and have grown bigger because they're hunters now and aren't being fed out of a bowl." would think a taxidermist would have a clue.
Think about it..there is zero advantage to being bigger for a cat..they now need more food.
And more food /less food..take your pick..and living in the wild..doesnt make cats somehow become bigger in the wild.
They are limited by genetics...

EVERY now and then a community encounters something that cannot be explained and the Granite Belt is no different.
For years farmers, passers-by and local residents have reported sightings of a large wild black cat or according to legend, the "Eukey Panther".
John and Judy McNiven live at Eukey and a few years ago they took photos of something they can't quite explain.
"It was probably around 11.30am and it was 10 years ago this month," John said.
"Judy spotted it first at the sink. There were a pair of them. Two identical black cats out near the vegie patch. They stopped at a distance of about 70 metres. They were playing with each other. We didn't know whether to grab the gun or the camera."
John and Judy describe the animals as having "cat like" movements but that they were much larger than any regular cat.
"I wouldn't have gone around and said they were panthers but I would certainly say they were very large cats," John said.
"I've trapped wild cats before and I've never had a cat approaching that size."
Reports of sightings such as the Eukey Panther are not rare, in fact the phenomenon of these large cat actually have a name "phantom cats" or "Alien Big Cats".
They are reportedly large felines similar to jaguars, cougars and leopards, which appear outside of their naturally known habitat.
Sightings have been made right across Australia, commonly along the Great Dividing Range and the south-west of Western Australia.
"We did a lot of research after we saw them. Apparently a lot of people have seen them," Judy said.
"There's lot history, people have been seeing them for a long time, they must be somewhere. There's a lot of food and a lot of territory for them to exist without them being seen.
"You do see feral cats out here, that wasn't what these were."
John was less sceptical.
"They're probably cats that have gone wild and over several generations just gotten bigger and bigger," he said.
 It was revealed in 2001, through a Freedom of Information request, that the New South Wales Government had been maintaining a file on big cat sightings. Further to this, in 2003 a NSW state inquiry concluded that "it is more likely than not" that "big cats" were roaming in the outskirts of the state.
Wildlife experts even commissioned an expert to examine the evidence.
Dr Johannes Bauer investigated and concluded: "Difficult as it seems to accept, the most likely explanation of the evidence... is the presence of a large feline predator."
There are a few theories on how the cats originated in Australia including that they are descendants of the puma, brought to Australia during the gold rush in the 19th century by American miners, that they were left by travelling circus acts, and that American soldiers smuggled them into the country during the Second World War.
Stanthorpe taxidermist Mario Pennisi has shot large feral cats and claims they are what people are seeing.
"The stories I used to hear years ago, when I was in my 20s, they used to call it the Sugarloaf Panther and residents in the Sugarloaf area often saw it," he said.
"They always used to talk about this black panther but when I used to go out shooting, all you used to see where these big black feral cats."
Mario has shot two giant cats in his life, including the one pictured and he doesn't buy into the Eukey Panther myth.
"It's been a few years since I've seen a feral cat now. Back in those days a lot of people used to dump cats.
"They are just feral cats that have adapted to living in the bush and have grown bigger because they're hunters now and aren't being fed out of a bowl."
Last week the Stanthorpe Border Post received a call of a sighting of "a large black cat" running across the road at Eukey. source

Sublime track, Austinmer Cat

Hello there,

I email you today in regards to a large animal sighting this morning at
Sublime track, Austinmer at 6.20am. It was just becoming light as I was
walking up the track and just as I approached a clearing halfway up a flight
of stairs I briefly stopped to catch my breath. I was by myself.

I heard what sounded like a log dropping into the scrub. It was quite a
break of silence in the tweeting of birds and the ocean behind.

I glanced over to see the outline of an object moving it's head. It was
black and it's head was moving side to side, as if it was looking for food
or in search of something. It was around 25 metres away.
I stood there for around 15 seconds on the stairs in awe and terror. I had
not passed anyone nor was anyone following behind me.
It finally started running like a panther / large wild cat down the
mountain. I proceeded to run up the stairs in the hope it hadn't heard me or
saw me. It definitely wasn't a log as it stayed in the same position for
around 15 seconds moving it's head from side to side.

Have you had anyone else contact you recently in regards to any sightings
around that area?
I look forward to hearing from you.



Spotted a big black cat at cockatoo in victoria on sat jan 16th 2016
crossed the dirt road as it entered the bush track near houses,i saw this 3
foot long tail exactly like a big cat, it jumped into the bush moving
exactly like a cat as they move their front legs under neath them as th
apparently same sightings in same area have been reported over last few days
as i've just found out, spotted near an old log are other reports but i was
a sceptic but not now..


South Australia Cats

Hi, my name is ###### I have sent you a sighing report of a big cat that I
had encountered in Aldinga, South Australia. I thought I would tell you
about an encounter my friend ### and I had one night when we were camping
in Halls Gap in the Grampian's at the beginning of the year. We decided to
go out for a walk to try and spot light some animals at night at around
9:30pm, we had been spot lighting for a good half an hour before it started
to rain a bit and we had decided to head back in the direction of camp and
just up the main street in Halls gap I had spotted a very large animal very
low to the ground and it was grey in colour, I pointed it out to my mate he
did not see it but we decided to follow it in the direction it had gone,
### pointed the torch in the direction that it went and he pointed out some
very large yellow/blueish eyes just watching us from just inside the tree
line. My mate was the one who said that looks a lot like cats eyes peering
at us, we started to walk towards the eyes, maybe not the smartest of ideas
but we didn't feel threatened, and the animal disappeared very quickly and
quietly, very stealthy. I am not saying it was a big cat, but it was a very
large low slump animal, very stealthy and which had a blue/yellow eye shine.
It looked about the size of a large dog from what I had seen and the eye
shine was about 2 and a half feet of the ground. I have been in two minds
for a long time in whether to report it or not. My mate and I also encounter
some very large cat like prints at a lake between Stawell and the

South Coast NSW Big cats

Hi my name is ####, and back in 2002/3 I saw a large tan coloured cat run  across the road in front of my car driving between Gerroa and Gerringong, NSW
The best way I can describe it is as a cougar.
I now live in Kangaroo Valley and black panther sightings are common but this was definitely tan
coloured, but very very large with a very long slinky tail.
I hope this helps.
It was approx 2am and it is a farming area and it had come from large cow pastureland.

NSW Country cats


Not sure if this is the information you're after but on a recent bike ride through the bush I saw a very large black cat.
I had been sitting very still for a long time soaking up the ambience. When I returned to my bike I looked up and about 100 meters away I saw a large animal passing by. At first I thought it was a feral pig but noticed the shape of the body. It was definitely a cat.
When I measured it's height against the bushes it walked behind I estimate it was around one meter high. Perhaps it was common feral cat but if it was it was a very large animal.
The area was around 50kms north of ###  NSW.
No photos I'm afraid, too quick. But there was evidence of large cat like foot prints and a very large scat which was full of feral goat and pig fur.
I hope this helps.

Yellow Cats

I doubt I'll be believed. We run country on the ###### of NSW and have been there for three generations. Today I saw what I initially thought was a dingo because it was yellow. It ran down across a track and into a gully. It stopped and I could still see it so went to reach for the rifle but noticed it had a snub nose and really long, straight tail. One of the dogs jumped out of the ute to go after it and it ran again but stopped amongst some fallen logs and bracken.
 I could still see the top of it's head, the line of it's back and it's tail over the top of the bracken.
I still think I must be hallucinating.

Face Book Big Cats Group

Darren Monks has created a great group on Facebook and is posting some really good  reports of big cats from Western Australia.
Click the link and join.!!! source  

Tiger Cub Pets

Thanks David Waldron. !