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'Panther-sized' black cat spotted in La Quinta

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

October 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities are conducting a search in La Quinta for what one resident described as "a large, panther-sized black cat," on the roof of a house.Riverside County Sheriff's Department investigators said the cat was seen about 8 a.m. Saturday in the 78000 block of Calle Remo.

"They said it was much larger than a house cat and looked more like a black panther," investigator Matt Diaz said.

California Fish and Game officers, along with deputies, searched for hours but were unable to find the animal.

One neighbor told deputies that a cat of a similar look was seen on a La Quinta golf court last week.