The mysterious Hungarian black panther has appeared again. This time, it can be seen on a video in Tiszatenyő, near Szolnok. On January 10th, the wildcat was in this area, last seen in Kerecsend near Eger.
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The “Hungarian black panther” was first reported a month and a half ago when it was spotted in a photograph taken in the southern Hungarian town of Kiskunhalas. Since then, several photographs have been taken of the black animal (in Kecskemét, Ballószög, Kengyel, near Szolnok, and most recently in Kerecsend), which is believed to indeed be a panther. In Kiskunhalas, a farmer has reported that his animals have been mauled.
In the current video provided by the newspaper Blikk, a large animal can be seen in Tiszatenyő near Szolnok. Since it is difficult to see if it really is the panther because of the distance, the newspaper has started an online poll.
If the animal did not come to us from Africa, but escaped from somewhere, and even if illegally raised by someone, fed, and given a warm place, the animal is now in danger. These animals cannot survive the cold weather in December and since it has probably never hunted in its life, it may have serious problems finding food.
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