DAYTON DAILY NEWS - By Kelli Wynn, Staff Writer Updated 9:24 PM Thursday, September 1, 2011
HARRISON TWP., Montgomery County — A black leopard that has been roaming the area was sighted two more times this week, according to law enforcement officials and a resident.
Chris Walden of the 4500 block of Lofty Oaks Lane said he was looking out a window in his home and noticed a large black cat-like animal walking across his yard Wednesday night.
“It was like stalking, the way it was walking,” Walden said. “He was stalking real cautious. Real aware of everything around him. ”
Walden estimates that the dark animal weighed between 160 to 200 pounds. The sight of the animal prompted Walden to call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Outreach for Animals, Inc., a local nonprofit that deals with exotic animals found in residential areas.
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