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Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Mystery of cat sightings deepens

The other day Max sent us the least convincing set of big cat photographs that I have ever seen.

As he so-correctly said when interviewed for the Somerset newspaper, they are most definitely of a domestic moggy.

However, the good boy is getting his and the CFZ's name out and about, and unlike so many other researchers, is continuing the CFZ tradition of not making stupid claims about big cats in Britain.


Richard Freeman said...

It looks like Max has been misquoted as thinking the cat in the photo is a big cat. Its transparently a domestic but the people on the 'this is sommerset' sight seem to think that Max thinks this is a big cat!

Max Blake said...

My quote was as I wrote it, but they have taken it a little out of context! Basically, it's a non-story. As it says in the quotes from Mr. Highfield and myself, we both think it is a large breed of domestic cat, and the mystery in no way deepens!