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from Virginia. Chad Ament looks at various explanations. These include cases where supposed eastern puma carcasses turned out to be dogs, while some puma sightings were of house cats. Some of the cats' may really be fishers. Some people have placed black dyed on the skins of eastern pumas. He also states that pumas vary greatly in colour, although black pumas have only been positively identified in Central and South America. Chad Ament also considers whether pet big cats have been released, because the owners are unable to look after them. Leopards are very adaptable and can survive in various habitats. And can live near human habitation without being recognised. Black leopards tend to be more highly strung and antagonistic nflfalconsofficial.com/Nike-William-Moore-Jersey.html
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