The second collection of stories and eyewitness accounts of mountain lions, panthers, bobcats, and other animals is coming along nicely. Stories continue to come in at a steady rate. I hope to have this book in print in time for Christmas. Anyone who has a story to share is welcome to contact me on my Facebook page: Judith Victoria Hensley, Author
I have personally seen black panther in Appalachia beyond any doubt in my mind. I have perhaps seen the tawny colored mountain lion one two occasions, but am not as sure because of the distance. I’ve also seen bobcats.
I’m sure there are many more people who have seen big cats in the Appalachian Region who have not come forward because of the scoffing they may have experienced in the past. I’m a story gatherer. I want to provide a safe place for people to share their experiences and realize there are hundreds of others who have had similar encounters.