News

VIDEO: Panther sighting at Nimbin?

RUMOURS of big cats, Tasmanian tigers, even yowies have been floating around for years, but it's not often someone gets one on film.

Nimbin resident Shaun Britz has released video footage of two separate sightings of a large feline at a property within 50km from Lismore.

The footage will be sent to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, where experts should be able to determine the nature of the animals on the recordings.

Mr Britz confirmed he received the video from a friend of his who preferred to remain anonymous.

The recordings were done at the same property by the landowner with a video recorder.

Shaun Britz believes he saw what appeared to be a panther while driving along Shipwrecks Rd, near Nimbin Rocks.
Shaun Britz believes he saw what appeared to be a panther while driving along Shipwrecks Rd, near Nimbin Rocks. Marc Stapelberg

The recording showed two different sightings, the second one "recorded three months after the first one, at the same property," Mr Britz.

Both pieces of footage showed the animal moving around a property, at a distance of over 100m from the camera.

The videos were recorded months before Shaun Britz's sighting in late 2012.

He said he received the video last week after he saw a big feline while driving along Shipway Rd, near Nimbin Rocks.

"It is definitely the same type of animal that I saw. It is the same jet back colour," he said.

He said that the big cat in the video, which he suspects could be a type of panther, runs as fast as the animal he saw nearby Nimbin.

Shaun Britz said there was anecdotal information on the Internet of similar sightings from Western Australia to Queensland.

He added it would be good to have scientific information confirming their existence and where are they located, but they should not be exterminated.

"There has been no attack to humans, I see no reason why we should hunt them down. They seem to feed on wild animals and the odd livestock," he said.

Topics:  nimbin panther



Dreamworld reopens after 6 weeks in limbo

Visitors go through the doors of Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

Every ride has undergone 'rigorous' program of testing

Captain's youth key to titles

Far North captain Nadi Canning is looking forward to leading the region in the Surf Life Saving NSW Interbranch Championships on the Central Coast this weekend.

2016 Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships

No Murwillumbah ward specialist as changes flagged

Murwillumbah Hospital has no specialist pediatric on site.

Calls for funds to remain to care for children as admissions decline

Local Partners

First catch for shark nets

A 3.2m great white the first shark caught in nets on Saturday, followed by a beach evacuation on Sunday.


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Cooly sings out for carols

Santa gets ready to skydive into the Coolangatta Christmas Carols on Sunday, December 13. Photo: Scott Powick Daily News

Santa dropping in for Christmas Carols at Coolangatta

Chris Pratt's 'mental preparation' for going nude on screen

Actor Chris Pratt

New film took some mental preparation for Chris Pratt

Spiderman star used fake name to research role

Spiderman star Tom Holland.

Spiderman star went undercover at Brooklyn highschool

What's on the small screen this week

A scene from the TV documentary Running Wild: Australia's Camels.

TWO new Aussie docos will pique your interest.

EXCLUSIVE: Meet Robert Irwin, wildlife photographer

SNAPPER: Apart from wildlife, photography is Robert Irwin's great passion.

Steve's boy has a passion for photography

Louis Tomlinson's tribute to late mother

Louis Tomlinson's new single is a tribute to his late mother.

Gong goes to M'bah duo

Dave Weir and Miya Sapir from Tupenny Opera performing in Mexico.

A night at the opera

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Horse haven on big acreage in Murwillumbah

55 Glencoe Road, Murwillumbah

Check out this week's feature property.

WATCH QTV: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!