Our friends over at Big Cats in Britain [BCIB] have uncovered the first big cat hoax of the year. Good for them!
Check out the whole story at:
and be amused at these quotes from the Ashbourne News Telegraph which tell us quite a lot: "All evidence of alleged big cat sightings the News Telegraph receives is forwarded on to experts and this picture was sent to the British Big Cat Society for verification. Unfortunately their spokesman, Danny Bamping, failed to get back to us before we went to press so we had no way of ensuring its authenticity before we published Dave and Ralph’s tall tale."
"The British Big Cat Society used the article to declare that the Forestry Commission coming clean over its own sightings was “proof” that big cats exist in the wild, and accused Government-run organisations of “sitting on” information."
Well done to BCIB for this, also kudos for their round up of strangely coloured British wildlife which can be found:
As far as the BBCS is concerned, their day has - in the opinion of this humble writer - gone!