'Panther-sized' black cat spotted in La Quinta

LA QUINTA, Calif. /*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.

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