Here in another week they'll say it was tagged in Colorado an was being transported for a foot injury to KSU for treatment where they amputated the paw. Then on the way home escaped during the blizzard an was never found again . . . . . It'll be interesting to see what they come up with :) they're around an hide as well as Sasquatch. I've never seen one myself just a black panther with cubs.
There is no compelling evidence that a single wild “black panther” has ever existed in United States. The largest cat in the United States, and in fact the fourth largest cat in the world, is the mountain lion (Puma concolor) – also known as cougar, catamount, painter, and in Florida, panther. Adult cougars are about 120-150 pounds, have tawny or brown coats, and with the exception of the endangered Florida panther population and a few solitary and long-distance travelers, live in the western part of the country. Cougars have been hunted for centuries and are one of the best-studied animals on the planet, yet there has never been a cougar documented displaying melanism. Melanism is a genetic variation that results in excess pigmentation turning the coat entirely black, and this variation just isn’t part of a cougar’s genetic make-up. So, you see, there has never been such thing as a black mountain lion.