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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:22 AM

probably a cougar or panther

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:02 AM

I'm more inclined to believe the same, I mean I haven't seen any feral cats you'd describe as the worlds biggest but the is a distinct difference between them and a genuine big cat.


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:43 PM

View Postrampaging redneck, on 01 July 2012 - 04:35 AM, said:

Hi folks, this is my first post to this forum, its good to see so many other people with the same interests in cryptozoology, I have been very interested in the subject for years and have read more books on it than I can be bothered to count.

Anyway, here's my story.

About two months ago now I was on a military excersise in a training area approx 2 hours north of Perth in very thick bushland. It was about the third night, about 2300hrs with plenty of ambient star light. I was keeping watch with night vision equipment while my pit buddy slept. Now, night vision goggles and lack of sleep makes you see some crazy s**t, such as houses in the bush, monkeys and flying saucer landings, but you know you're merely hallucinating at the time. But this time, honest to god, I saw some movement in vegetation about 100 metres from my position, and then observed a massive black feline shape dart from right to left, for about 20 meters, into a small valley. This isn't the first time a creature like this has been encountered in the area, one of my NCOs told us a story of a feline creature that would make an appearance for split seconds at a time and generally scare the crap out of soldiers on guard duty at the armoury near the accommodation blocks (where there is no lack of sleep and NVGs aren't used) by making the most blood curdling screaming howling type sounds. Anybody else heard  of any large felid sightings in Western Australia?

For the record, I am also an experienced hunter and bushman and know a feral cat when I see one, this bad boy was no feral cat!

Great topic Redneck, the feral cats theory is very interesting. I am from the UK and when I have been on the continent (Europe) I have seen some very large domestic cats (much bigger than here in the UK). I  found them a bit frightening really, these feral giants of Oz are probably a sight to behold, maybe easily mistaken for a Big cat.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:21 PM

View Postrampaging redneck, on 01 July 2012 - 05:02 AM, said:

The area is Bindoon, just out past the Chittering/Muchea area. The military training area is massive and most of it is reasonably thick bush. I remember a lot of years ago now there was talk of the Jarradale jaguar as the news called it, possibly a similar creature.

View Post-d00Fus-, on 01 July 2012 - 10:38 AM, said:

Hi There

I live in the Perth Hills and have done for 30-odd years. My Dad worked up north and all over the state, on the mines and exporation for 50 years.
He was up asked to hunt down something called the "Karratha Tiger" (I think it was Karratha) once back in the 1970's, found it, shot it and had a look.
It was a feral tabby cat that he estimated at 8 foot long from tail to nose (my dad is over six foot tall so he had a good base to compare). My dad is not given to overboasting (if anything he is dismissive of thing others go "wow" about) and does not tell tall tales about things like this.
Those ferals are getting big. The biggest and strongest breeds with the biggest and strongest and they keep going, after 100 odd years of feral cats I guess this is the result.

Hey fellas,

I'm a bit past the Perth Hills, good to see some like minded people on here! My grandparents lived in Boya for a long time and there has been stories of big cats from Greenmount to as far as York for as long as they can remember.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

While I haven't actually heard any stories as such, I've also heard mention in passing about a "yanchep cougar" that inhabits the bush around the wanneroo are and gnangara-moore river state forest. But without actual accounts I guess that could be discounted as urban legend.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

Actually, the more I think about it, the amount of drunken teenagers that spend their nights in that forest makes me willing to take the "yanchep cougar" story with a massive grain of salt lol :)


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:32 AM

View Postrampaging redneck, on 03 July 2012 - 03:31 PM, said:

Actually, the more I think about it, the amount of drunken teenagers that spend their nights in that forest makes me willing to take the "yanchep cougar" story with a massive grain of salt lol :)


I have been involved in 1 freaky occurence at gnangara pine plantation. Used to take our bush bashers there to thrash, destroy and set on fire until we ran across some kind of cult meeting.


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:39 AM

I go there all the time for four wheel driving as I live pretty close, are serious????? What happened?

The most unusual thing I've seen out there is feral pig tracks.


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:42 AM

View PostWandering, on 04 July 2012 - 05:32 AM, said:

I have been involved in 1 freaky occurence at gnangara pine plantation. Used to take our bush bashers there to thrash, destroy and set on fire until we ran across some kind of cult meeting.

Haha that's crazy. I go forbying (four-wheel driving / off-road driving - for the non-Aussies on this page :tu: ) out there all the time.

What were they doing?

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:04 AM

Considering how big this feral cat is, I would think most, if not all these sighting are just very large feral cats. He only kept the tail which measured 60cm. They did tests which said it was a cat. It's in the video i posted on the first page if anyone missed it.

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A couple of hundred years of feral/wild cats living in the Australian bushland could possibly make them very large. Larger prey for them to eat.

I also heard that possibly the much older Dutch explorers that reached Australia could have brought them and left them behind. Four hundred years of cats in the bushlands growing larger. Then the British settlers came with cats which would have been dwarfed by by these larger cats.

I don't think there's much evidence for that except for the fact that Dutch explorers would sometimes bring cats along on on journeys.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:01 AM

View PostDKO, on 04 July 2012 - 07:42 AM, said:



Haha that's crazy. I go forbying (four-wheel driving / off-road driving - for the non-Aussies on this page :tu: ) out there all the time.




What were they doing?




Serious?? Lol you've probably seen my rig out there, jacked up 77 F150 with an orange paint job lol.

Anyway I digress lol, I'm keen to hear more horror stories from the pines, theres something about that place after dark that gives me the heebie jeebies.


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:13 AM

Haha there's a good chance.

Yeah that cult thing 'Wandering' brought up is intriguing. It is creepy in the pines at night, especially if you've broken down or bogged. Not much moonlight gets through and you hear crunching of leaves and branches from animals.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

View Postrampaging redneck, on 01 July 2012 - 04:35 AM, said:

Hi folks, this is my first post to this forum, its good to see so many other people with the same interests in cryptozoology, I have been very interested in the subject for years and have read more books on it than I can be bothered to count.

Anyway, here's my story.

About two months ago now I was on a military excersise in a training area approx 2 hours north of Perth in very thick bushland. It was about the third night, about 2300hrs with plenty of ambient star light. I was keeping watch with night vision equipment while my pit buddy slept. Now, night vision goggles and lack of sleep makes you see some crazy s**t, such as houses in the bush, monkeys and flying saucer landings, but you know you're merely hallucinating at the time. But this time, honest to god, I saw some movement in vegetation about 100 metres from my position, and then observed a massive black feline shape dart from right to left, for about 20 meters, into a small valley. This isn't the first time a creature like this has been encountered in the area, one of my NCOs told us a story of a feline creature that would make an appearance for split seconds at a time and generally scare the crap out of soldiers on guard duty at the armoury near the accommodation blocks (where there is no lack of sleep and NVGs aren't used) by making the most blood curdling screaming howling type sounds. Anybody else heard  of any large felid sightings in Western Australia?

For the record, I am also an experienced hunter and bushman and know a feral cat when I see one, this bad boy was no feral cat!
The quick movements suggest it wasn't  a panther imo, even though they are out there alright. There's other spooky cryptids in the outback which are a better fit by the sounds of things.

The object, known by the locals as "Bicho Voador" (Flying Animal), or "Bicho Sugador" (Sucking Animal), has the shape of a rounded ship and attacks people in isolation.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

View PostDKO, on 04 July 2012 - 08:04 AM, said:

Considering how big this feral cat is, I would think most, if not all these sighting are just very large feral cats. He only kept the tail which measured 60cm. They did tests which said it was a cat. It's in the video i posted on the first page if anyone missed it.

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A couple of hundred years of feral/wild cats living in the Australian bushland could possibly make them very large. Larger prey for them to eat.

I also heard that possibly the much older Dutch explorers that reached Australia could have brought them and left them behind. Four hundred years of cats in the bushlands growing larger. Then the British settlers came with cats which would have been dwarfed by by these larger cats.

I don't think there's much evidence for that except for the fact that Dutch explorers would sometimes bring cats along on on journeys.

http://library.think...story_light.htm

A bit of forced perspective in that picture, but nonetheless its still a big cat. A jaw dropper and an eye-opener...

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:47 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 04 July 2012 - 12:12 PM, said:

A bit of forced perspective in that picture, but nonetheless its still a big cat. A jaw dropper and an eye-opener...

Oh yes the picture is a little misleading but the tail measured 60cm, that's longer than my cat in total haha.

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