posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 04:50 AM
Interesting stuff! I actually watched the Monster Quest episode on this one, and it's pretty clear something unusual was happening. Now, that said,
this could be a big cat, and I don't necessarily mean a cougar. yes, they can, and do, kill dogs, and could take down a horse, too, but there are
other big cats sighted in the country. I suspect these are jaguars. Those have a very strong bite, too.
Out in the middle of the country where we are, my younger son said once that he saw a big spotted cat up a tree. This is in town, though it's not a
big town (around 50K), and you don't have to drive far to be out of town. Plenty of wildlife known here, too, and I have seen deer (and these are
big deer) maybe half a mile from the house. Bobcats, possums, coons, rabbits, squirrels, and more live here. Cougars, too, I believe. My son is
familiar with bobcats, though, since we can see them at the zoo, very close, and stated this was NOT a bobcat, but was much larger. Looking at pics,
he said the spots looked more like those on jaguars than on leopards. Creepy stuff! I might wrote it off, but there was a night my older son (teen
then) and i were out walking the two large dogs we had then. Usually, they didn't worry about anything. The ONLY time the older one was ever
skittish was once, when we were in Florida, that a gator was in a storm drain during mating season. The bobcats around here run from the smaller dogs
we have now, too. Anyway, this night, we were out walking the dogs, rather slowly, as the older one had hip issues. The dogs started acting really
nervous, and both my son and I had this overwhelming feeling of being stalked. As in hunted. I am pretty good at knowing when larger animals are
around, and have a better sense of cats. I can always tell when one is going to cross the road, for example. This feeling felt like cat, but not a
house cat! Not a bobcat, either. This was a big threat, whatever it was. You could feel the eyes watching. We stayed close together, and alert,
and made out way home quickly. Actually sat on the porch awhile, looking around, and still felt observed. I have no doubt some sort of larger cat
was there, at least a cougar. Maybe something else. I saw a cougar in HS, and it didn't scare me like this did.
Cougars are seen a LOT of places the officials won't admit they live. So are other cats, frequently black, sometimes not. Jaguars could easily live
in the U.S., and would fit the descriptions to a T. I don't know of they would bite necks like that and leave the body, but maybe. Maybe it's more
a kill of something they see as a threat than for food? I would just about bet money the Fish and Game people there know something.