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Just for fun - If you could rename the Panthers

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Tiglons!

Jabberwockys!

Cursed football of interceptions -5!

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I always thought Tennessee should have been the Copperheads. Have Copper colored helmets with whatever colors looked good with it. That would be my choice. Carolina Copperheads

When Tennessee began putting together there team for an official name the other two that were being considered were River Bandits and the Vipers was the other name considered. I am glad they went with Titans its a better name.

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Carolina Cannonballs (Light blue jerseys, solid black helmets...)

Carolina Tomahawks

Carolina Copperheads (said before, but it's a good one)

Carolina Corsairs

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either way...is there an abundance of cougars/mountain lions/panthers in the Carolinas?

BLACK Panthers...no...but Mountain Lions (which are Cougars) & Coyotes yes... I've seen both up here around Boone.

Actually read an article about a month ago in the Observer about Coyotes in Charlotte suburbs...being driven out from places like Kings Mt, Crowder's Mt, and Hickory...

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I would rename them the App. St. Panthers

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Carolina pussycats..

makes 4 one hell of a cheerleading team :P

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Carolina Giraffes? no ?

or is Carolina Hypos better...

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panthers/cougars are around one has been seen around iredell county. a couple friends of mine saw it crossing the road one evening. i don't think that they are migrating back this way, most likely the result of someone keeping one as a "pet" and then releasing it or letting it get away. there were some people i lived near in wilkesboro (actually millers creek) a few years back that had quite a few exotic big cats on their property...and we have coyotes in yadkin and surry county now that we didn't a few years ago so new species are moving in. the conditions are right for them to live here, i don't know why they wouldn't/couldn't make a comeback.

The "pet" theory is the best one and what many 'experts' point to if there were actually a handful of Cougars in the foothills/mountians. However, I have been out of college many years now and they could have been re-introduced to the area without my knowledge of it. In the late '90's there was a push by local biologists to re-introduce native species to the Carolinas that were extirpated. Wild turkey and coyotes were still here, they just had low population levels that rebounded nicely. Elk was re-introducted to Maggie Valley in the late '90's and DEFINITELY were extirpated for the Carolinas for hundreds of years.

Anyway, all joking names aside, Cougars would have been a cool name if Panthers didn't stick.

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BLACK Panthers...no...but Mountain Lions (which are Cougars) & Coyotes yes... I've seen both up here around Boone.

Actually read an article about a month ago in the Observer about Coyotes in Charlotte suburbs...being driven out from places like Kings Mt, Crowder's Mt, and Hickory...

I know I saw one in Boone when I lived there.

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