Shakaar is the black panther who lives with my friends. We spent three weeks of our recent exile at their house and got to know this unusual feline. You have to watch yourself around Shakaar. Resist that impulse to reach out and stroke that velvet fur or you may find your hand and your pride sharply wounded. He will test your resolve. He will approach your outstretched fingers and sniff them. He will softly press that fur against your hand as he glides by. But if you stroke him, Be Ware! A Hiss! A Growl! A Bite! will ensue. He is not a sweet kitty. He has fooled you.