An in-depth discussion on the panthers and pumas reported across Australia with author and researcher Simon Townsend from Victoria.
Simon explains why he feels the Australian panthers match black leopards and are not outsize feral cats. Tawny coloured cats resembling pumas are also reported, which Simon includes in his accounts of witness reports. The discussion ranges over the origins of these cats, the likely prey carcasses which Simon examines, and attitudes of remote communities. Documentary makers are now on the case with Simon, revealing another side to the Australian Bush.
Words of the week: Macropod , Marsupial lion
31 October 2019