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Saturday, March 31, 2012

BIG CAT NEWS: Scottish sightings

The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column inches than any other cryptozoological subject.
There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived in some way by us, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
It takes a long time to do, and is a fairly tedious task, so I am not promising that they will be done each day, but I will do them as regularly as I can. JD

Big cat prowling around St Andrews?
Fife Today

Concern is mounting that a big cat is on the loose in and around St Andrews. It follows several confirmed sightings - including one as recently as only a few days ago - coupled with the discovery of the grisly remains of rabbits in one location on the ...

Two stories from Scotland, both referring to the same case, and with witness pics and a picture of a mangled dead rabbit...

On the prowl: Big cats spotted in Scots town
Deadline News
A BIG cat could be prowling the greens of some of Scotland's most famous golf courses. Residents in and around St Andrews in Fife have reported a number of sightings of a giant feline and one shocked resident found the dismembered corpses of rabbits on ...

1 comment:

Ego Ronanus said...

This animal is easily identified: it is the hybrid of a cat and a haggis. Such creatures have been long known in Scotland, witness the the old Gaelic song "An Cat is an Proinnseach". This was composed by the famous Iain Salach an Geilt, famous as the first Scotsman to wear underpants beneath his kilt, which he commemorates in the famous ditty, "Ta niceri fo mo filleadh beag".