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'Lion' on the loose in Bedford UK

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:53 AM

A dog walker claims she came face to face with a lion while out with her two Yorkshire Terriers yesterday.

The woman, who didn’t want to be named through fear of being mocked, said she was exercising her dogs near to Thor Drive in Goldington, Bedford, when the socalled beast crossed her path before apparently making its way to a nearby pig farm.

The animal was described as being around four foot tall and orange and brown in colour. The woman, who also lives in Goldington described the incident.



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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:00 PM

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

Bedford eh? Was it Frank Spencer? He always seemed a bit of a Dandy-Lion. :w00t:

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:15 AM


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:22 AM

I'm sure there would have been reports of people dissapearing if it really was a lion....  No way you can stand 4 feet away from a lion without it charging!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:30 AM


Lions aren't orange. HAHAHAHA.

They are golden yellow if you want a quick description.

That alone either makes me think that it was not a lion and some sort of demostic cat. Or she was smoking something.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:47 PM

View PostCoffey, on 09 October 2012 - 11:30 AM, said:


Lions aren't orange. HAHAHAHA.

They are golden yellow if you want a quick description.

That alone either makes me think that it was not a lion and some sort of demostic cat. Or she was smoking something.

It was a lion with a spray tan. In case you haven't noticed, its hard to get a real tan in the UK

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:07 PM

Here we go again...

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:35 PM

Four foot tall that's a big lion.  It's a wonder he didn't have her for lunch and the dogs for desert.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:52 PM


Four foot tall that's a big lion.  It's a wonder he didn't have her for lunch and the dogs for desert.

to be fair, just because its a predator doesn't mean it would automatically attack - i've been within ten feet of bears before and never had a problem. that being said, if a lion was there it should be trackable if they got an experienced tracker in there ASAP

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:52 AM

View PostHilander, on 09 October 2012 - 09:35 PM, said:

Four foot tall that's a big lion.  It's a wonder he didn't have her for lunch and the dogs for desert.
its probably an exaggeration

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

Hi everyone, I used to live down that way....well in Cambridgeshire and we had a resident big cat sightings police officer, think you can find his notes on them on line :-S
Anyway, we had several scares in our little town, many sightings, dogs and other pets taken by either a black cat or possibly a lynx (reports of both being seen in area), we also had trackers brought in from America to look at footprints found in an alley near our home.
We also heard growling not a dog, but something really guttural, low pitched and frightening, my dog nearly took out my Husband getting into the house( extremely large dog too!)
We didn't fear for our lives, just our pets as it seemed to snatch them out of peoples gardens...

So yes I do believe there are big cats out there!!!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

What did the cat experts say?  Missing pets is a sign there is something out there. Any dead livestock?  A lion would take livestock, a lynx would take pets.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

View Postcsspwns, on 10 October 2012 - 01:52 AM, said:

its probably an exaggeration

She's lyin'.  (imo)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

I love the photo with the caption: "How it could have looked"... I was having trouble picturing a lion in my head. lol

There may be wildcats out and about there  but
I don't know, when she says "It was too big to be a domestic cat" that just sounds like an odd thing to say when you think you saw a lion.

"I'm sure I saw a Great White shark."
"Maybe it was a goldfish?"
"It was too big to be a goldfish."

sounds fishy to me

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