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Large black cat spotted in Deer Lake

A large black cat similar to this black jaguar was spotted on Glide Brook Road in Deer Lake on Oct. 1
A large black cat similar to this black jaguar was spotted on Glide Brook Road in Deer Lake on Oct. 1

Large black cats are not common for Newfoundland and Labrador. Yet, that hasn’t stopped people on the west coast of the province from reporting they’ve seen the animals at various times over the years.  

The latest sighting came last weekend when Linda Roberts and Tammy Beck reported seeing a large black cat, similar to a black panther or jaguar, pm Glide Brook Road Sunday.
According to a post on the town’s Facebook page Wednesday evening, Roberts contacted the wildlife division of the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources.
The animal was described as having rounded ears, a muscular cat body and a very long, thick rope-like black curled tail.
According to the post, Roberts and her husband Wayne had a similar encounter with an animal fitting that description on Pynn’s Brook Road in early September.
Deer Lake is asking residents to use caution when walking in areas outside of town.
 

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