Big Black Cat

by Cosmo Macri
(Ottawa area, Ontario, Canada)

I was biking along bike path going west just before Orleans Boulevard.


I went to my right towards river on a gravel road, just before a wooden bridge.

About .25 km in, to my left was a clearing with a big black cat right in the middle of it.

Head to the ground it looked like it was hunting something.

I would give it a guess of about 150 lbs, this was about 11:00 am September 25, 2015.

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May 05, 2016
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Leopard or Black Bear
by: MMM

That's an interesting and unusual sighting. Did you report it to the MNR? There are no black Pumas but there are melanin tic (black) Jaguars that are kept as exotic pets and then escape or illegally released. Did it have a long tail? Sometimes, at a glance, a young or emancipated black bear might be mistaken for a big wildcat.

Nov 28, 2015
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Leopard?
by: Anonymous

Could it have been a leopard? I read online there were sightings in the Ottawa area.

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