TWO T-bone steaks, a can of Whiskas and an audio recording of a cat purr – if they’re out there, we’ll find them.
With sightings exploding in the past decade, we’ve decided it’s time to track down once and for all the elusive Blue Mountains panther.
The cats are photo shy. But despite the lack of any physical evidence, Hawkesbury locals have fingered the panther in hundreds of livestock deaths.
As one believer put it: “The cats are out there – and they’re breeding.”
Farmers, wildlife rangers and conspiracy theorists take photos of scratchings on trees and collect scat samples, hairs and “panther paws” moulds.
There have been more than 460 sightings in the Hawkesbury since 2001, making it the big cat capital of Australia
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