15 gendarmes and 10 firefighters mobilized
For good reason, on 17 August 2017, Danish tourists thought to see a black panther in Simiane, in the Bouches-du-Rhone. The news was reported by France 3 and the site La Provence. We do not know what happened to them. However, this alert will have mobilized not less than fifteen gendarmes and a dozen firefighters, and all those efforts seemed for nothing, except for a big black cat. The police had even contacted the zoo de la Barben in order to be advised on how to best deal with the situation.
Indeed, when you are about to face each other with an animal of this size, it is better to be well prepared. The gendarmes and the firemen had equipped themselves with hypodermic rifles. These are weapons intended to inject a tranquillizer to the animal.
A similar story occurred in Mayenne
They even sent a drone to take as little risk as possible. Then it was a second testimony that put an end to the general anxiety. In reality, it was a cat. A good big cat. He really had to be fat to be confused with a panther. Anyway, this anecdote strongly recalls a similar story that occurred in Mayenne recently. And for good reason, witnesses claimed to have seen a large wild beast moving in the wild. It was even looked for the whole summer. The police finally found a general hallucination. Rather bizarre ...