Richard Holland of Paranormal Magazine wrote:
'look at the strange pawprint sent in by a reader from your neck of the woods. It would be great if you and maybe some more of your colleagues could offer some opinions in the comment box provided. Maybe you could flag it up on your website, too? Is it part of the Devon mysterious footprint flap of December or just someone pulling the chap’s leg? I look forward to reading what you and the CFZ chaps and chapesses think.'
The website reads:
Friday, January 29th, 2010
Reader Chris Holly has sent us these intriguing photographs taken by his father at Ottery-St-Mary in Devon.
They show a single footprint – or rather paw print – that appeared overnight in wet sand that was laid down for his father’s patio. The print is partly weathered by the rain that made the sand wet but its large size can be clearly seen by comparison with a brick placed beside it.
‘My father is not the sort of person to indulge in practical jokes like this,’ says Chris. ‘It freaked him out because the photos don’t do justice to what he originally found. The reason he took a picture and made a comment of his find was the fact that there was only one print. The area was large enough for a set of prints or at least a pair of prints.