Just have to share this with you guys.
I took the dog out this morning at 4am. Some weird noise woke us both us and the dog insisted on going outside. We did. She sniffed around, peed, and came back inside.
At 7:15 this morning we went back out and the dog started going nuts. She doesn’t bark at anything — deer, dogs, cats, nothing. And she was going absolutely nuts. All the fur on her back was up. her tail turned bushy. I looked to see what she was barking at and it was a giant black lab in the tall grass of the natural gas easement behind our house.
I stepped forward to shoo the lab out of our yard and it was no lab. It was a big ass black panther. Scared the mess out of me.
Dessa, our dog, and I quickly exited the scene as the panther lumbered toward the woods.
So I called the Department of Natural Resources, which kindly informed me I had seen a dog. There are no black panthers in Georgia. There are occasional South Florida Cougars, but they are not black, so I must have seen a coyote. Except it was a coyote with a three foot long black tail and a cat’s head.
The neighbors’ cats have all gone missing and the deer that usual dwell behind all our houses have not been seen in days.
That’s some coyote.
By the way, my wife saw it walking up the street late last night into the woods and said it was the most big cat looking dog she’s ever seen.