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#76    Night Walker

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:33 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 29 August 2012 - 12:15 PM, said:

I've just found this, it's an interesting read imo

The Essex lion farce

http://blogs.kentonl...lion-farce.aspx

"Of course, despite this farcical affair, it doesn't explain the fact as to why for the last two-hundred or so years, peope have reported seeing large black cats, and slightly smaller puma-like cats around Ongar Marshes, Epping Forest, Brentwood etc. It also doesn't explain that in the last week I've received 11 reports of black leopard from various parts of Kent and Sussex and none of these were investigated by police helicopters."

Perhaps folk have been claiming to see large predatory cats for the the last 200 years CAN be explained - they were all mistaken just like the people in this current example.

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Misidentifications and hysteria do occur - perhaps we should be seeking to understand why and under what circumstances they occur? Perhaps we can actually learn something from this case rather than dismiss it as nonsense...

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:02 PM

View PostNight Walker, on 31 August 2012 - 10:33 PM, said:

"Of course, despite this farcical affair, it doesn't explain the fact as to why for the last two-hundred or so years, peope have reported seeing large black cats, and slightly smaller puma-like cats around Ongar Marshes, Epping Forest, Brentwood etc. It also doesn't explain that in the last week I've received 11 reports of black leopard from various parts of Kent and Sussex and none of these were investigated by police helicopters."

Perhaps folk have been claiming to see large predatory cats for the the last 200 years CAN be explained - they were all mistaken just like the people in this current example.

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Misidentifications and hysteria do occur - perhaps we should be seeking to understand why and under what circumstances they occur? Perhaps we can actually learn something from this case rather than dismiss it as nonsense...

Lol, shu up, ya lion!

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 01:02 AM

If feral cats become larger after just a few generations, large feral cats would have been spotted and easily documented all over the world for generations.

Edited by QuiteContrary, 01 September 2012 - 01:03 AM.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:45 PM

This is near my area and it was in the news that the police launched a £25,000 2 day search for the beast, and it turned out to be a large ginger pet cat called Tom.

So, it's nothing.


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 01 September 2012 - 01:02 AM, said:

If feral cats become larger after just a few generations, large feral cats would have been spotted and easily documented all over the world for generations.


View PostAbramelin, on 30 August 2012 - 02:29 AM, said:


Cats going feral and growing to four feet long? All because there's a gap for a large predator? So I suppose we now have foxes which are eight feet long with six inch canine teeth and rats as big as dogs.

The Scottish Wild Cat, by it's very name and nature, is "feral" and is similar to the breed domestic cats are descended from. That being the case, and the fact that they have literally thousands of square miles of countryside over which to range and hunt with no larger predators, for at least two centuries, as competition, why have they remained their original size? By now they should be the size of tigers and terrifying the whole of the Highlands.





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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:48 PM

Sorry QC, I am a bit 'off' right now.

I didn;t see the IF at the start of your post, lol.


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:12 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 26 August 2012 - 10:00 PM, said:

I hope this doesn't end badly

Usually cases like this they do end up killing the animal because tranquilizers take to long to take effect so they usually just have to put the animal down.  Also if it is actually a lion I couldnt see them wanting to take any chances on it attacking someone.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:23 PM

I heard the Essex lion was found in the back of someone's wardrobe. When they asked what it was doing, it replied: "Narnia business!"

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