Black panther hunt in hills of central France

29th March 2004, Comments 0 comments

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, March 27 (AFP) - Police and forest wardens resumed searching the remote mountainous region of south-central France known as the Massif Central on Saturday after a new sighting of a wild animal thought to be a black panther.

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, March 27 (AFP) - Police and forest wardens resumed searching the remote mountainous region of south-central France known as the Massif Central on Saturday after a new sighting of a wild animal thought to be a black panther.

Police said a 70-year-old woman spotted the beast shortly after dawn near the 1,885-metre (6,125-foot) Puy de Sancy. A farmer had reported seeing it near his isolated property in the same region on March 16. An animal resembling a panther was filmed in the Massif on February 24.

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