A chap called Steve emailed to report a black leopard at Hartley on Saturday 19th June 2011. At around 9:00 pm Steve was driving towards home when he saw a very large black cat with a lengthy tail walking up a hillside in an area of fields. Curious about the animal Steve reversed the car and watched the cat as it sat on the hill. Steve was extremely frustrated that he never had a camera with him and aimed to go back to the area with a zoologist friend.
The Hartley black leopard sighting is the twenty-fourth received in the nineteen days of June.