Of the many stories told by eyewitnesses in this book, there were a few things that surprised me. Most of all, it was surprising that so many have seen black panther near settled neighborhoods, or even on their private property. Since this creature is known to be an elusive one, it seems like most sightings would be found in wilderness areas. This did not seem to be the case.
Another surprise was how often the person reporting the encounter noted that the big cats were peaceful, meant them no harm, or were even curious about the human activity going on. Long regarded as a scary, ominous creature from folklore, I had not imagined that they are curious enough to watch US.
Stories have already begun to come in for Panther Tales II. I wonder if there will be more surprises in the next batch of stories.