Ayrshire Police are “asking residents to be vigilant” after the apparent spotting of the big cat in the fields near to the B730.
Police also urged the public not to approach the creature.
Officers are currently working to locate the animal which may be injured.
POLICE SAFETY WARNING – DRONGAN AND COALHALL
Officers are asking residents to be vigilant after a report has been received of a sighting of what is believed to be a black panther in the fields near to the B730. Do not approach it, contact Police via 101.https://t.co/77r8msC3ds pic.twitter.com/psFmPUHWDD
— AyrshirePolice (@AyrshirePolice) October 19, 2018
Police first received calls of a sighting at 8.45am and officers are searching the area.
The area is popular with dog walkers.