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Alan Hyde
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Posted: 28 Mar 2007
My wife (who knows her animals and wildlife well) swears she saw a big cat while walking our dogs out at yately the other day.
She said it was lurking around some deer and when it saw her and woofers it ran for the woods .

Anyone else seen strange animals while out and about?
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Alex2
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Posted: 28 Mar 2007

I've heard a rumour there's one currently stalking the Purbecks Alan, and was apparently spotted by local experts... don't suppose anyones heard anything on this?.


Deano
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Posted: 28 Mar 2007

Most of the real big cats that are seen are escaped pets. Which are caught asap and hopefully no knows any better. The local council don't want anyone to know because they issued the license allowing the animal to be kept in the first place and the police don't want to cause a panic. Remeber the linx in sunning itself in some backgarden in north London. When it was caught the local news reported that it was taken BACK to the zoo.

BTW Has anyone seen Chris Packhams programme about the X creatures?  He concluded that Big Cats did exist in England, dispite no more than eye witnesses and the odd foot print. Yet he also concluded that in the vast forests of North America/Canada Bigfoot couldn't exist even though there were loads of sightings and a lot of footprints....?

 


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armata
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Posted: 28 Mar 2007
Well...er.. I couldn't take tigger to SA could I>
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GemmaJF
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Posted: 28 Mar 2007
Al years ago on Hindhead commons my brother-in-law and myself saw something. At first I thought it was a dog but then I realised the way it moved was all cat. We didn't get a good view but the fact it was visible in long grass at all made it much bigger than any domestic puddy tat. Just another possible I suppose, but I've never really doubted that what we saw was an escaped/released big cat of some sort.
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Alan Hyde
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Posted: 28 Mar 2007
Thanks for the replys folks, it would seem that those big puddys are still lurking out there then. So Purbeck and hindhead too.

Deano, was that the programme where they took a cast of a paw print and an expert said it was definitely leopard?

Tony, don't worry about tigger, I went out to Yately this evening and left him a bowl of milk and some whiskas meaty chunks
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Suzi
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Posted: 28 Mar 2007
Last year I was walking on a heath but alongside a mature conifer wood as the light was just starting to go. My son was lingering behind me looking at something and I looked into the wood and saw an animal running away. I thought it was a roe deer but then realised it was running like a cat and had a long tail! By the time my son came it had gone. I was stunned as I have never seen anything like that before. We went back the next day to look for tracks but no luck. It was only when I got home I realised that the wood is more or less next to a deer farm so I wondered if that was an attraction. I'm in East Devon and the big cats are reported from time to time within a 5 mile radius of this spot.
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Posted: 28 Mar 2007
Thanks Alan, Tigger is usually alright, but got a bit grumpy when I shaved his mane off
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armata
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Posted: 28 Mar 2007
BTW Alan, he does not like whiskas meaty chunks, a dead sheep or goat (see Alex) will do nicely.
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Peter Vaughan
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Posted: 28 Mar 2007
Some of the local domestic cats look fairly enormous to me.  However as good field naturalists then very early April is the best time to go out looking for England's wild mega-felines.   And I expect that we could see the records broken for the biggest Grass Snake sighting ever this weekend - three meters at least (well something has got to prey on all those X - creatures)Wink.
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Suzi
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Posted: 28 Mar 2007

I think Peter until you see one (big cat) you tend to have lingering doubts. I felt the same about ghosts until I saw one ...

Tis always best not to report anything you see to anyone if it is around very early April


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Posted: 28 Mar 2007

Fair points Suzi.  I've seen some authentic British Wildlife that needed to be seen to be believed (e.g. weird, large insects hovering over heathland, and huge intricate fungi growing in deep dark woods).Smile


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Posted: 28 Mar 2007

Well while on the subject of X-files, I'll add unidentified flying objects. My farther was fascinated by them and talked a lot about them when I was young. He had a number of experiences whilst he was a policeman in Suffolk during the 60's and 70's. (No abductions LOL, but he saw things that were unexplained and was called out to a number of reported sightings around the US airfields).

I've read about the subject but largely put it all down to fantasy stuff. Last summer though, sat in the garden one evening I changed my mind. Most of you will now know I have an interest in aerospace, so I know a planes landing lights, I know what a planet looks like, I know when I'm looking at a satellite.

This thing was different. It was a low intensely bright light source, far brighter than a/c landing lights. It came in from the North, Maldon way, stopped on a dime and shot off to the East covering many miles in seconds - all the time totally silent. Sounds nuts, that is what I saw, what was it? Nothing I can explain! (Now hum the theme from the X-files or the twilight zone)


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Alan Hyde
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Posted: 29 Mar 2007
Tony, thanks for the info, I'll get Alex to parcel force me a goat to keep Tigger happy

Suz, a ghost? Cooool. I have plenty of ghosty sightings too I'm a 100% believer

Never seen a UFO Gemma but my mind is open and I do not disbelieve.

Now has anyone seen a UFO being flown by the ghost of a big cat ?
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Deano
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Posted: 30 Mar 2007

Alan, yes I think that was the programme. They also had a vet examine a dead turkey (I think) and he concluded that the teeth marks were too wide apart to be a dogs.  There was also a prog with 2 Canadian trappers and all the evidence they were shown they proved to be dogs ie the paw prints had claw marks at the end of each toe (suppose it could have been a cheetah) and the deers necks had been ripped instead of slashed open as a big cat would.

UFOs. Anyone notice how the number of sightings went down the longer the X-Files went on?  All us sados too busy staying in watching Gillian Anderson.

 


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darlington_gcn
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Posted: 30 Mar 2007

Personally I find nothing wrong with wild animals as pets ....meet my pet fox - perfectly happy whether asleep on my bed or after the giant donkey (appears to cause no harm to the small kitten in the donkey photo)


Working on a 12 month conservation project with Durham Wildlife Trust and Darlington Borough Council on Great Crested Newts. Any help/advice appreciated - rjackson@durhamwt.co.uk
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Working on a 12 month conservation project with Durham Wildlife Trust and Darlington Borough Council on Great Crested Newts. Any help/advice appreciated - rjackson@durhamwt.co.uk
darlington_gcn
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Posted: 30 Mar 2007
and dont be fooled into thinking all is calm - the fox thinkth darlington_gcn39171.3587615741
Working on a 12 month conservation project with Durham Wildlife Trust and Darlington Borough Council on Great Crested Newts. Any help/advice appreciated - rjackson@durhamwt.co.uk
armata
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Posted: 30 Mar 2007
Gillian Anderson? oh yes the frigid midget


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Peter Vaughan
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Posted: 30 Mar 2007
Tony - I know you've had a full and interesting past but re Gillian Anderson - are you speaking from personal experience?
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