The Ozark Howler, or Ozark Black Howler, is a creature that has been reported as being seen in remote wooded areas in the following states
The idea that the ozark howler is a cat originates from a sighting in the early 1980s when a truck driver who had pulled off the side of the road for the night saw what he described as a black "cat-like" creature with a long tail, shaggy fur, a stocky build, a beard, and red eyes. However in the 1950s, there was a sighting reported that describes the ozark howler as a "black, goat-shaped creature".
The howler was said to be a hoax started on the internet by a student but that doesn’t explain the 1950’s sightings when the student possibly wasn’t born.
A ranger on duty at a remote
Site about the hunt for the Howler:http://ozarkhowler.20m.com/
Interesting isn’t it? Even if it is a black panther it is an out of place animal . The original sightings though did not say the Howler was cat like more goat like. So could an unknown animal be wondering in remote areas? It is always a possibility.