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#46    Still Waters

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:37 PM

Essex 'lion': Spotter adamant 'big cat is out there'

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-essex-19396019

If you listen to the video, they're still very much convinced.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:09 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 28 August 2012 - 02:37 PM, said:

Essex 'lion': Spotter adamant 'big cat is out there'

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-essex-19396019

If you listen to the video, they're still very much convinced.

Would a lion - hungry by now - just sit there and watch his 'free food' walk by?

And the cat's face on the photo doesn't look anything like a lion's or a leopard's face.


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

They searched for nearly 24 hours and found no evidence of any big cat...so...it must have been walking on its tiptoes whilst hiding from everyone searching and never emptied its...errmm...bowels..once..(admittedly i dont know what a lions bodily functions are like but i would imagine they are quite large)


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:23 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 28 August 2012 - 03:09 PM, said:

Would a lion - hungry by now - just sit there and watch his 'free food' walk by?

And the cat's face on the photo doesn't look anything like a lion's or a leopard's face.

Essex lion was my pet cat Teddy Bear' - owner

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-essex-19397686

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

View PostBrianPotter, on 28 August 2012 - 03:20 PM, said:

They searched for nearly 24 hours and found no evidence of any big cat...so...it must have been walking on its tiptoes whilst hiding from everyone searching and never emptied its...errmm...bowels..once..(admittedly i dont know what a lions bodily functions are like but i would imagine they are quite large)

Maybe not a nice idea for an experiment, but they should tie a goat or sheep to a pole in the middle of that field, preferably near the trees and shrubs, and watch what happens (on camera).

I will bet that if it's indeed a big cat, the goat or sheep will be in trouble.... but if it's a domestic cat, even a large one, nothing will happen,


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 28 August 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

Maybe not a nice idea for an experiment, but they should tie a goat or sheep to a pole in the middle of that field, preferably near the trees and shrubs, and watch what happens (on camera).

I will bet that if it's indeed a big cat, the goat or sheep will be in trouble.... but if it's a domestic cat, even a large one, nothing will happen,


Yeah....It would certainly flush out any hungry big cat after a meal....and even better..a meal without a chase.It would think all its Christmases had come at once.


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 28 August 2012 - 03:23 PM, said:

Essex lion was my pet cat Teddy Bear' - owner

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-essex-19397686

I clicked on some of the other links on that page, SW, and one said, "I heard a loud roar".

Someone having a bit of fun with his scared neighbours late at night??


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Edited by Abramelin, 28 August 2012 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:02 PM

The feeding of live prey to a DWA is not permitted in the UK - it would have to be a dead animal

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:11 PM

View PostOppono Astos, on 28 August 2012 - 04:02 PM, said:

The feeding of live prey to a DWA is not permitted in the UK - it would have to be a dead animal

Using dead meat would be a bit of a problem: cats and dogs might eat it before any 'lion'' can get at it.

The point of a live goat is that it would bleat when alone in the field in the evening or at night and by that attract the attention of a big cat.


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:53 PM

haha what a joke turned out to be a cat, morons


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:08 PM

View Postdmk, on 28 August 2012 - 09:53 PM, said:

haha what a joke turned out to be a cat, morons

Welcome to UM dmk :)

Indeed it may have been a cat, it just wasn't a big cat...

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:33 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 28 August 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

Maybe not a nice idea for an experiment, but they should tie a goat or sheep to a pole in the middle of that field, preferably near the trees and shrubs, and watch what happens (on camera).

I will bet that if it's indeed a big cat, the goat or sheep will be in trouble.... but if it's a domestic cat, even a large one, nothing will happen,

I've Jurassic Park....  If they do that the Lion will then knock over 2 jeeps and smash down a toilet with someone in there..... Goat on a rope is a bad idea.

View PostBrianPotter, on 28 August 2012 - 03:20 PM, said:

They searched for nearly 24 hours and found no evidence of any big cat...so...it must have been walking on its tiptoes whilst hiding from everyone searching and never emptied its...errmm...bowels..once..(admittedly i dont know what a lions bodily functions are like but i would imagine they are quite large)

Maybe he used public toilets....

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:42 PM

ZOMG ITS ASLAN!


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:05 PM

View PostCoffey, on 28 August 2012 - 10:33 PM, said:


I've Jurassic Park....  If they do that the Lion will then knock over 2 jeeps and smash down a toilet with someone in there..... Goat on a rope is a bad idea.



Maybe he used public toilets....

I watched Jurassic Park too, and that's where I got the idea from , LOL!

But it could work for big cats: in general they are not strong enough to knock over a jeep.

Unless this one is one real true mean aggressive large hybrid cat.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:43 AM

View PostCoffey, on 28 August 2012 - 10:33 PM, said:


I've Jurassic Park....  If they do that the Lion will then knock over 2 jeeps and smash down a toilet with someone in there..... Goat on a rope is a bad idea.



Maybe he used public toilets....


If he did then i wouldnt like to clean them.... :w00t:






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