Two Indiana residents got the surprise of their lives when the “bobcat” they shot turned out to be something quite different.
Donna Duke, a Kentuckiana resident, contacted news media and said she had photographs of a leopard that was shot at a home on State Road 3, just outside of Charlestown in Clark County, Ind.
Duke said a friend, who did not wish to speak with the media, had contacted a local wildlife department employee about nighttime attacks on neighborhood pets. He initially thought the attacks might have been committed by a bobcat, and told Duke’s friend to keep a sharp eye out for bobcats at night.
Sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning last week, Duke’s friend was outside near her pool when she saw a dark shadow pacing back and forth nearby. That’s when the boyfriend grabbed a gun and shot it.
There was a “horrible squeal” and they ran to see what it was.
“But it was not a bobcat,” Duke said.