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Saturday, October 08, 2011

More than 200 reports of big cats to Devon and Cornwall police

More than 200 sightings of big cats made over the last decade have been reported to Devon and Cornwall Police, which has opened its own “beast” files for the first time.

The force has logged 205 sightings from all over the two counties since 2000, although numbers have tailed off significantly in recent years.

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The story goes on to mention us! Thanks to Penny in Laqunceston for pointing out this story to me

1 comment:

Retrieverman said...

I have one question:

Has anyone in those counties reported dogs missing? Has anyone found dog corpses that look like a puma or leopard has eaten them?

The reason why I ask is this:

Both of these species have been known to take dogs, often preferring them over sheep. And most dogs think all cats will run from them, which sort of helps in the cats' endeavors.

I'm just curious.