Possible black panther sighting in NOTL

Has the elusive big cat spotted over the years in Fort Erie taken up residence in the old town?

Parks Police were called in Wednesday after two Niagara on the Lake residents along with a contractor in the Line 4 area, spotted what they thought was a black panther climbing 30 feet up a tree.

However, when one of the eyewitnesses ran inside to get his phone, the cat disappeared.

A search of the area by police turned up no sign of the animal.

The big feline is believed to be around 100 pounds and the size of a large dog.

Residents are advised if you spot any large animals, don't approach them, call police.