Yet another photo of the legendary Australian ‘panther’ has circulated social media, with some calling it the clearest photo of the legend to date.
The photo was taken at Pulpit Rock lookout, near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, and posted on the bluemtns_explore’s Instagram page on Tuesday.
‘Another sighting of the Black Panther produced this unreal photograph taken out at Pulpit Rock / Blackheath by a freaked out tourist,’ the post read.
‘It has our entire team completely hyped. Thoughts people?’
Yet another photo of the legendary Australian ‘panther’ has circulated social media with some calling it the clearest photo of the legend to date
The post instantly drew comments from other users ranging from the dismissive to the curious.
‘Folks the first thing is its health and safety.maybe contact parks and wildlife. They should have records of all circus animals that have been ‘lost’,’ one user wrote.
‘Not very clever photo shopping, where’s the shadow from the legs, where’s the eerie reflection in the eyes?,’ another added.
‘I don’t buy it I’m afraid.’
The Instagram account manager, Cody, spoke with radio hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie-O and said the photo was taken by a backpacker who had no knowledge of the legend, 9 News reported.
The photo was taken at Pulpit Rock lookout, near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains where rumours of roaming panthers have endured for decades
Black panthers have been rumoured to roam the Blue Mountains for decades now with a number of blurry shots shared with the public
‘There’s never been a clearer shot of this panther,’ Mr Sandilands said.
It is the latest in along line of sightings of the legendary Aussie panther, which a spokesperson from the Department of Primary Industries said are mostly sightings of feral cats.
‘Unfortunately there is rarely sufficient evidence such as clear photos or footprints to warrant further investigation,’ the spokesperson said.
‘Where there is good evidence of large predators in the environment, and particularly if there is evidence of large predators attacking livestock or even pets, Local Land Services and DPI can investigate further.’
Black panthers have been rumoured to roam the Blue Mountains for decades now.