An acquaintance came by our table at breakfast and told about seeing a recent game camera picture of ...a black panther!
Of course, he didn't know the man personally... but he saw the picture.
This prompted another friend at the table to say he has seen two panthers in his lifetime...one of them black.
A third friend agreed there are black panthers and then proceeded to tell a story about how TPWD released 32 mountain lions from a private preserve along the Lampasas River some years ago...
A fourth friend said he had seen a mountain lion... but it was NOT black.
The fifth friend did not say anything. I said there has never been any proof of a black mountain lion but that the subject does generate some good discussions on the THF
Then due to our short attention spans we moved on to other topics.