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Big Cats at large here in the UK.

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:52 am    Post subject: Big Cats at large here in the UK.  Reply with quote

Big cats at large here in the UK is an old favourite here on OTG and over the years, we've had some good interesting threads on the subject. One in particular that I recall was one started by our member dans who had a calf munched by what was thought to have been a puma. There were some horrific photos.
Well it would appear that the giant moggies are almost certainly still with us. Have a look at this clip.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22284463


Here's dans thread.

http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/about13607.html&highlight=puma
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh God....here we go again......

It starts the same time most years (especially when the weather is poor and a rubbish tourist season threatens)......
The Bodmin Beast.......
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

but dan didn't have tourists tramping her fields
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
but dan didn't have tourists tramping her fields


Because they had all been eaten by the big cat.    
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You misunderstand.......

These reports always seem to come up at this time of year - bit of a coincidence.....
Im not saying there arnt big cats roaming, just the press tend to play it up at this time of year.  (well, down here anyway)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
You misunderstand.......

These reports always seem to come up at this time of year - bit of a coincidence.....
Im not saying there arnt big cats roaming, just the press tend to play it up at this time of year.  (well, down here anyway)


I agree Lorraine..... many years ago when I did the Golden Horseshoe ride on Exmoor the 'beast of Exmoor' was hot news.
The usual horsey press were present - Horse n Hound, Riding mag. etc. etc. followed closely by a little chap from the Sun who was obviously hoping a rider or two would get eaten    
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the chap I was talking about on the Wolves thread, but is probably more suited on here.
I remember him well - people were keeping their children and pets in when the news broke - his little house was opposite a park and he had 2 lions in the garden. A total nutter who always lived on the edge of the law.
This is the reason I'm convinced that big cats must have escaped or been released into the wild.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/n...s-to-cradley-heath-lion-man-82748
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty convincing or what ?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/a...t-spotted-Crowcombe-Park-Gate.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say so.


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