More mysterious large black cat reports from New York State, this one from Allegheny County, in south west New York. A previous sighting from Rockland County was from 2009.
Approximately 60 years ago in Allegheny County New York State, my brother and my Father and I had a large black cat (body about 3 feet long with an equal sized “s” shaped tail) in our back yard. My father did not believe me so we went outside an followed where we suspected it had gone which was a small spring run ditch. We walked within 30 yards when it raised up and we were close enough to hear it making rythmetic breathing or growling noises. It was jet black with no other markings. It was reflecting sunlight just like the black coat on a crow. It finally left the ditch ran about 50 yards and cleared a stump fence in one leap and disappeared in the trees. We attempted to put a coon hound on the track and he dropped his tail and went back to his house. He would have no part of that cat. My father has since passed on but my brother still lives near the area in New York. I love to see the “experts” claim this cannot happen.