A massive mystery cat was spotted recently–across the street from a Wendy’s restaurant in rural Mississippi.
“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
“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
All of which makes this big cat sighting very big news in one very small community.