The black panther was spotted first at a construction site in Kiskunhalas, South Hungary. However, nobody could capture it since then. Thus, it seems that the wild animal is roaming the streets and villages of the region. Later last month, people saw the animal in Kecskemét and Ballószög. Now locals say that the beast committed a massacre in Kiskunfélegyháza.
According to Blikk, the black panther seen before in multiple Hungarian towns and villages is responsible for a brutal massacre in Kiskunfélegyháza. A local farmer told the Hungarian tabloid that a predator murdered eight of his lambs during the night. He shared some photos of his animals in an open Facebook group. Locals say that the black panther is responsible for what happened – Blikk highlighted. They also said that hunger drew the beast out from its hiding place. Authorities, including police, have been searching for the wild beast for weeks. However, they found nothing.
The farmer wrote that everybody should protect their animals since an unknown animal tore eight of his lambs into pieces. He added in his post that the authorities were searching for the predator.
We reported before that the panther was first spotted on 11th December. On a video footage made by a local, a black animal could be seen near a construction site in Kiskunhalas. The police, along with experts, later informed the public that the footage was real, and the wild cat is a black panther.
They also added that the wild animal was most probably illegally kept by its owner. Black panthers are native to Africa and South Asia, meaning that the Hungarian climate puts the animal in danger.
Zoltán Hanga, the spokesperson for the Budapest Zoo, told then that the animal was probably raised by humans, and it has difficulty finding food and water since it never had to hunt. The spokesperson also said that this wild cat, although dangerous,
does not see people as prey. Cats, dogs, and other animals, however, could easily become its prey. The animal can hide easily but does not attack people unless it senses danger.
If someone encounters the black panther, it is crucial not to approach the wild cat and to just walk the other way. An important thing to keep in mind is that this animal is used to people, so the instinct to avoid them is not as strong as it is in the case of panthers living in the wild.
Source: Blikk, Daily News Hungary, Facebook