A PANTHER ATTEMPTS TO LEAP ON A MAN ON HORSEBACK
By S. C. Turnbo
The following account was furnished by Hon. W. B. Flippin who said that Simean Tolbert, who lived near where the town of Mountain Home is now in Baxter County, Ark., went to White River one day on a visit. On his way back home a rain storm commenced falling and Tolberts clothes were soon soaked with water. As he rode along he pulled his hat down to prevent the rain from hitting him in the face. To his surprise his horse lunged forward in the road. After the scared animal jumped two or three times its rider looked back and saw a panther in the road that had sprang off of a limb that hung over the road. No doubt the panther intended to leap on Tolbert but the horse being active had sprang from under it and lit in the road behind the horse. Tolbert urged his horse away from there on a fast run and if the panther followed him he did not see it."
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