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This massive cat might have drank one too many Frostys Facebook/David Sluder

A massive mystery cat was spotted recently–across the street from a Wendy’s restaurant in rural Mississippi.

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“That is a massive cat,” says David Sluder, who witnessed the beast near the eatery. “I can assure you this is not a house cat,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “It looks to be the same size as a medium to large dog.”

While officials say panthers and other big cats have been extinct for 100 years in the state, they allowed that a cat this large may have been “passing through.”

Seems like even animal control thinks it was a little bigger than a house cat.http://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/large-cat-like-animal-spotted-in-hernando/623783310

Posted by David Sluder on Thursday, October 12, 2017

“Most biologists credit these sightings to misidentification, released exotic pets or [rarely] animals passing through from places like Texas where lions still live,” the Mississippi State University Extension Service says.

What is this creature that walked out of the Mississippi woods? Story: http://bit.ly/2yc3aK8

Posted by WREG News Channel 3 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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All of which makes this big cat sighting very big news in one very small community.

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Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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