The Black Panther is known as a member of the "Big Cats" family & is native to Africa, Asia, & the Americas. Black Panthers are not a separate species. They are associated together with any black feline of the "Big Cats", in particular, Jaguars, & Leopards. They are all considered to be on the "Endangered" list today because of the increasing decline in their numbers.
|"Why Grandma,what big teeth ewe have!"|
|Ewe will rarely see me until it's too late! My jaws are more powerful than a locomotive!|
Seldom seen by people, the Panther operates best in the cover of darkness! Nocturnal & solitary, panthers prefer to "shop" for food at night, where they can operate relatively unnoticed! They are known to be excellent climbers, & spend their days resting in trees, on the lookout for unsuspecting prey! Their grocery list includes wart hogs, antelope, wild boars, tapirs, deer, rabbits, & birds.
|Ewe better listen for my growl, because I'm on the prowl!|
Agile, cautious, & incredibly intelligent, the Panther is one of the most feared animals of the forest! Panthers possess sharp claws & are able to leap up to 20 feet! They also are able to run up to 40 mph & are not an animal to"tango" with! Panthers are aggressively territorial, having little contact with she panthers, except for mating purposes. A mother stays with her 1-4 cubs until they're about 2 yrs.old & able to hunt independently.
|We are so cute that predators want to just "eat us up" while mom is out to the grocery store!|
While the strengths of the Panther are noteworthy, sheep avoid the cougar, which is a close relative! Sheep rely on their keen sense of hearing & smell to avoid being eaten by the cougar! Fortunately, they are not alone in their struggle, but have a reliable Shepherd, who goes to battle on their behalf!
|Even though we really admire Black Panthers, our Shepherd is still #1!|
As Ewe engage in Ewe-r day, be aware that Ewe-r enemy is on the prowl, looking for some Black Friday bargains! Look to the Good Shepherd to protect & lead Ewe to His sanctuary of "Best Buys" !
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour."1Pet.5:8