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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:40 AM

28. Ted Turner was rumored to have some panthers or cougars

On the plantation he owned (owns?) in the next county over. Some of the rumors claimed that the big cats got loose on occasion.

During the time those rumors were going around a local forester saw an animal cross the road less than a half mile from our farm. It had a round head, round ears, and long tail. He watched it jump off the bank on one side of the paved road, land on the center line, then leap up on the bank on the other side of the road - far too long a distance for a bobcat or domestic cat to jump in two leaps.

If that had been one of Turner's big cats, it would have been a good distance from his plantation - at least thirty miles. Back then, the plantations around our farm were still intact and there were tens of thousands of acres of land managed primarily for hunting and for limited timber production. There could have been enough area to support some wild panthers though officially there were not supposed to be any in North Florida.

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