|"As unpredictable—and probably just as controversial—as UFOs, Leyak are a supernatural phenomenon most feared by many Indonesians."|
Kadur described it as being big, with a long tail and rounded ears. Its uniform colour was darkish grey.
Of the known cats, the Pogeyan is most likely to be an Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca). This is as it was described as being similar to the leopard in size and shape, the leopard is known to exist in the Western Ghats, and the furs of some leopards may differ from their main appearance of being yellow with rosettes. For example, melanistic panthers have fur that is dark, and the spots would be difficult to view, if there are any.