Report from Aron Bowers
Large black ABC (Panther)
Witnesses: Mr and Mrs McD. (Veterinary clients)
Location: A96 just East of Auldearn
Description: 11:30pm, driving home from a theatre trip in Inverness. Just driven past the Boath-House turn off, East of Auldearn, A96, when a huge 'Panther' (their description) leapt accross the road in front of them. Did NOT run like a dog, but leapt in a series of bounds, accross the road, clearing a hedge in 1 bound, and headed for tree coverage.
Described as labrador sized, pure black. A felid, not canid.
Head had no pronounced muzzle as with dogs.
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