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Kangaroo Valley Panther
« on: September 21, 2008, 04:06:43 PM »
Southern Highlands Area hosted a cat or cats know as either the"Tallong Tiger" or "Marulan Tiger' in the time period between 1927 and 1930.  These animals were thought to have been stripped.

In 1968 they returned to the area.  this time witnesses described them as being black and panther-like.  This was an entirely rural area, wilderness which flowed through to the Moreton national Park and from there to a string of national Parks leading through to across the border and into victoria.

Several witnesses reported sighting a huge black cat in the Meryla Valley area and a smaller black panther with cubs at Yalwal. 

Reports continued over the years and in 1981 the cate allegedly killed a pony worth $2000, north of Nowra.

The carcass was found on a mountain trail several 100 meters from the other horses.  It was brought down by something springing down on it from above, grabbing its neck and severing it jugular.  A single paw print was found, the size of a mans hand, next to the carcass.

Not all the Kangaroo Valley Panthers were described as black.  Several sightings were of a sandy colored cat.




information was sourced from "out of the Shadows" by Tom Healy and Paul Cropper.  1994


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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 04:08:18 PM »
I am going here soon.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 04:15:23 PM »
Go bush walking at dusk with a camera and a box of whiskas!


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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 05:11:45 PM »
or a few steaks..
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 05:40:17 PM »
raw! 


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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 06:31:41 PM »

Fresh tuna steaks would do the trick. Here kitty.
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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 10:47:46 AM »
When my hubby younger, he was with his mate in heavy bushland at Kangaroo Valley (Southern Highlands NSW).  They were being stalked by what sounded like a large cat.  It was too dark and they didn't get a good look at it but he said that they knew they were being stalked and whatever it was was huge.
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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2008, 06:03:28 PM »
I have heard of this type of thing happening before.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2008, 06:16:12 PM »
My daughter and her now  hubby were 'escorted' down a bush walking track just a ways past our place about 7 years ago.  They never saw it, but they 'knew' something was there.  I thought it was passably a cat, but my money would still go on a Yowie, I think.  This is something they have been reported doing also.


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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2008, 06:17:51 PM »
The problem is so much of our great country is bush and much of it in places is unexplored. So anything could be out there and we wouldn't know.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2008, 06:29:01 PM »
I would generally go with the theory that if you can hear it following you, it aint a cat lol! Though, like anything else, you have to be there to really know!  There are Yowies in this area too.  Many reports from this area.  The range required by both are similar it would seem.
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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012, 10:49:02 PM »
I have a story about a possible Black cat sighting in area called MT murray at the top of Maquarie pass. I was heading from the illawarra to Bowral early one morning and decided to take the dirt back road short cut around MT Murray.

Driving along I saw what looked like 2 jet black kittens playing on the side of the dirt road. I got out to look at them as I thought they were Kittens that had been dumped on the side of the road. They ran into the ferns. As I attempted to follow I heard an frightening roar that sounded from some thing big comming from the bushes. It stopped me in my tracks.

I must admit the inside of the car never looked so great.

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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2012, 10:55:13 PM »
Sounds like you had a lucky escape to me.


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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 11:09:15 PM »
I am more cautious these days since that experience.

Especially after having a convesation with a traindriver who used take a train up the Illawarra southern highlands railway line. He told me without knowing my story that he saw a large black panther and two cubs close to the side of the railway cutting in MT Murray. He is not the person to exaggerate.

My blood ran cold when he told me.

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Re: Kangaroo Valley Panther
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2012, 11:31:27 PM »
I have spent a lot of time in Kangaroo Valley in my life. It doesn't surprise me there is a panther there, or two.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
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