During May 2012, there were reports of a “Black Panther” on the prowl in Switzerland.
Newsperson Lyssandra Sears had this to say about it:
An animal thought to be a black panther has been spotted in the woods between Solothurn and Bern.
The animal, described as being about 50cm tall with black fur and a long tail, was first spotted last Wednesday in the Kestenholz-Bätterkinden region.
Since then, it has been seen twice more, including once by a game warden, online news site Blick reported.
Although the animal has not been confirmed as a panther, police said that the description seemed to fit the bill.
“The police have set up several photo and bait traps. These are now being evaluated,” Melanie Schmid from the Solothurn police told the website.
Search parties have not gone in to the woods because it is thought that the creature is shy. Until the animal has been identified, no safety warnings will be issued to hikers by the police.
Once located, police plan to stun the animal and take it into captivity.
The origin of the creature is unknown….Source
Have any European readers of Cryptomundo heard of any more recent sightings from Switzerland or the region?
Thanks to Chad Arment for the newstip.