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Black panther prowls rooftops in France

Posted on Thursday, 19 September, 2019 | Comment icon 12 comments

The panther did not become aggressive. Image Credit: Northern Fire and Rescue Departmental Service
Authorities were alerted yesterday after residents spotted the escaped animal on a second-floor window ledge.
The incident, which occurred in the town of Armentieres near Lille, saw police officers cordon off the building after the large black cat was seen jumping in and out of an open window.

A veterinarian was eventually able to subdue the animal using a tranquilizer dart.

According to reports, the panther - which was thought to be only six months old - had escaped from its owner before finding its way into the building. It encountered a young girl who fled when she saw it.

It is believed that the cat had been kept illegally because only a zoo could hold the necessary permit.

Authorities are now attempting to track down the owner and determine how they had obtained it.

Source: BBC News | Comments (12)

Tags: Panther, France

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by AllPossible on 19 September, 2019, 19:16
60% of the time it works every time.
Comment icon #4 Posted by DieChecker on 20 September, 2019, 11:14
They need to find who USED to own it and dart them too. Put THEM in a cage.
Comment icon #5 Posted by skookum on 20 September, 2019, 14:34
I blame it on Brexit and climate change.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Jon the frog on 21 September, 2019, 2:43
At least, it didn't go loose in the wild. Stupid thing to own a big cat at home...
Comment icon #7 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 21 September, 2019, 3:14
Comment icon #8 Posted by Bed of chaos on 21 September, 2019, 19:01
I'd probably have opened window and let it in. All cats are friendly!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 22 September, 2019, 1:52
This post, sadly, was the last we ever heard from Bed of Chaos, as soone after they made it they were eaten by a mountain lion.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Captain Risky on 22 September, 2019, 9:44
Go Wakanda !!!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Eldorado on 24 September, 2019, 15:59
Latest.... A black panther rescued from rooftops near the northern city of Lille last week has been stolen from the zoo where it was taken after capture, officials said. The feline was seized overnight from the zoo in Maubeuge near the Belgian border, the city's mayor, Arnaud Decagny, told AFP on Tuesday. "This animal was the only target," Decagny said, adding that "considerable efforts" were made to force locks and avoid security systems. Full report at The Local; France: https://www.thelocal.fr/20190924/frances-mystery-rooftop-panther-stolen-from-zoo
Comment icon #12 Posted by DieChecker on 26 September, 2019, 12:42
Animal activists probably stole it, and likely just released it into "The Wild" just outside the city. See it all the time here in the US.

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