Tuesday, September 04, 2012
The zoomed image shows a cat lying at the edge of a stubble field. Combine harvester operators normally work the machines with the cutter bar slightly off the ground (repairing sickle-bar cutters is difficult and expensive), leaving about six inches of stubble.
The "lion" pictured there is lying partly flat. Its hindquarters are entirely hidden by the stubble, only the front is visible. Therefore, lying down the hips must only project about six inches or less above the ground, meaning that it is way too small to be a lion, leopard or puma.
Apart from that the head is too short and too rounded for any big cat, oh and the Mirror newspaper has found a likely-looking local ginger tom-cat tame enough to pose for their cameraman. It might be this lion, then again the beast might be another, quite different domestic cat but one thing's for sure: the Essex "lion" is NOT a big cat.
This time Foster says an officer was able to get within a few feet of the creature and report that it WAS a big cat -- a big domestic cat. The chief acknowledges that from a distance the animal did resemble a cougar. He says the original witness ...
|FOLKS IN KINDRED CLAIM TO HAVE SEEN A COUGAR|
Valley News Live
A big cat, Aaron says it was about 4 1/2 feet long, tan in color, and not shy. It was walking towards them. He told his girlfriend to walk slowly back to the house with her eyes on him. It's hard to play it cool when you see a cat that big though. "She ...
Possible cougar sighting in rural McCook pasture
McCook Daily Gazette
More movement, about 100 yards away, Madison said, and a "big, golden-colored cat" was walking toward the trees. Madison said, "Despite my better judgement, I moved us closer. Something spooked Spank, and he dumped me ... left me there. I watched ...
Large Feline Chills in the Shade Before Fleeing Sonoma County Back Yard
Since Friday afternoon, two people have reported that they saw a large cat in the area of Elphick Road and Bollinger lane in unincorporated Sebastopol according
Curiosity leads hunt for Yarra Ranges big cat
Lilydale and Yarra Valley Leader
THE fate of the Yarra Ranges' mysterious big cat hangs in the balance as State Government researchers look into whether the stories are true. This follows numerous reports of big cat sightings and will fulfill a pre-election promise from Nationals ...
POLICE were called to track down a big cat for the second time in a week – but it again turned out to be an ordinary pet. Officers were called to Thameside Junior and Infant school, in Manor Road, Grays, after builder Graham Bowers, 61, said he had ...
By Anne Liddon
Wild boar and exotic deer are occasional road casualties; as fellow Archers listeners will know, the Grundy family is currently eating its way through a large boar carcase. But no big cat has ever been killed by a car on our roads, no bodies ...
|Essex lion: Spoof advert mocks Colchester Zoo|
The joke came after holidaymakers in Essex spotted a big cat on Sunday prompted a 20-hour manhunt including armed officers, two police helicopters using heat-seeking equipment and zoo workers scrambling to find the 'lion' in St Osyth, Essex over the ...
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2196348/Essex-lion-Spoof-advert-mocks-Colchester-Zoo.html#ixzz25XLNClkb
British Village Leads Police on a Wild Lion Chase, Literally
By AIM Newswire
Police in the country village of St. Osyth, located in the southeastern English county of Essex, concluded that they had not found any evidence of a wandering big cat as reported by locals. This past Sunday, about 40 officers were sent to the ...
It's a jungle out there... Essex lion just one of 829 big cats on the prowl
Police emergency call logs obtained by the Sunday Express in a Freedom of Information request reveal 829 big cat sightings reported to 20 police forces over the past decade, particularly in rural areas of Devon, Cornwall, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Dorset ...
The St Osyth big cat sighting: Getting your lions crossed
Now, before I ignite the EADT letters page with howls of rude protest let me add that I'm not saying those who bear witness to seeing big cats roaming East Anglia are liars but until I see one with my own eyes I remain sceptical as to what was actually ...
They all believe the cat they saw was a mountain lion or a cougar, and police, who Mr Bowers said arrived an hour after his call, did not catch a glimpse of it, and decided it must have been a large domestic cat after finding one in Thameside Junior ...
A police officer visited Thameside Junior and Infant school, in Manor Road, and informed bemused staff he was investigating a sighting of a big cat on the premises that morning. The sighting had been reported at 8am by builder Graham ...
|West Midlands has lion's share of the UK's big cat sightings|
According to the latest figures from the British Big Cats Society, 71 wild cats have been seen in Staffordshire, 48 in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, 33 in Shropshire and two in Warwickshire. There are numerous other unregistered incidents ...
Our old mate Neil Arnold has been in the news again..
A Change.org petition asking the network to remove Melissa Bachman from the series “Ultimate Survivor Alaska” resulted in more than 13,000 signatures in less than 24 hours. The network responded by dropping Bachman, a lifelong hunter from Minnesota who also produces and hosts wilderness programming and blogs as the “Hardcore Huntress.”
Nat Geo said in a statement: “The National Geographic Channel has carefully considered the public discussion of our series on surviving the wilds of Alaska currently in production and premiering sometime next year. Upon further reflection we plan to eliminate one of the survivalists from the ensemble cast, Melissa Bachman. Hunting is not the focus of the show, and we regret the misinformation that has clouded what we hope will be an exciting adventure series set in the incredible Alaskan landscape.”
Bachman could not be immediately reached for comment.
The petition’s author, Tim Martell of Ft. Myers, Fla., wrote: “When I was young, nothing was more exciting than hearing the magnificent sound of the trumpets of National Geographic blaring on the TV in the other room. … But lately, the famous sound of trumpets has transformed into the sound of bugles. Bugles that sound to mark the death of our precious wildlife that National Geographic once protected. Bugles that sound to mark …. a trophy hunt!”
He called Bachman a “heartless trophy hunter who has killed hundreds of animals without purpose” and urged National Geographic to “distance themselves from her.”
On this day in 1666 the Great Fire of London was finally extinguished. Most of the old city had been burnt down and six people died but Samual Pepys' cheese survived intact.
And now the news:
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposes 4 local salamander...
Fukushima fish carrying 258 times the 'safe' level...
Monogamy and the Immune System: Differences in Sex...
Scientists discover ‘penis-headed’ fish in Vietnam...
Arthur Brown preforms his hit song “fire” before a bemused and frightened audience of children (seriously keep your eyes on the audience this is priceless) :
A strange animal is causing excitement among the residents on the
When first seen it was at a tub of milk at Cosgriff`s farmstead. Dogs were set upon it, when the animal, darting through the woodwork of the gate and tearing it off its hinges, made off to the river bank, and there disappeared. It has been seen repeatedly since, and several shots have been fired at it, but without effect. (1)
J.Davis, of Aairey`s Hotel, who saw it lying on the fringe of the surf, said the body was about 10 or 12 ft. long and about 2 ½ or 3 ½ ft. in girth. The head was a light grey in colour, and it had a sparse coat of darker coloured hair. It had big eyes like those of the Queenscliff monster, but there were no stripes on the body. The head was round.
Now from Gippsland, the home of many weird monster in the past, comes the story of a large mystery animal which has been seen by several prospectors in the last few days lurking in the dense bracken undergrowth near Bulumwaal.
The animal is described by E.Curtis, a prospector, as being like a large dark brown grizzly bear, with a cumbersome gait. For some months prospectors and others have been puzzled by remarkable footprints, which have been seen on the sandy margin of creeks and in soft soil. These footprints were five inches wide and marks of a set of claws were clearly visible. At other times a heavy animal has been heard crashing through the undergrowth. (2)
1. The Star February 14th 1903