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How a big cat roamed Britain a century ago

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#16    ealdwita

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:03 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 28 April 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

Exactly, it seems the team of scientists from four leading British universities have missed this.

Maybe they didn't miss it, but kept schtum in case they didn't qualify for more research grant money!

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:38 AM

What's a moggie?


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:39 PM

View PostLava_Lady, on 01 May 2013 - 03:38 AM, said:

What's a moggie?

A common or mixed-breed cat. It seems to be from Maggie, the affectionate short form of Margaret. In the eighteenth century, this was applied as a name for a cow or calf. In the nineteenth century it could refer to an untidily dressed woman or slattern. It was only in the twentieth century that it became a pet name for a cat. How or why the sense shifted in this way is not understood.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

i like the name alien big cat plus it looks really awesome and cool as well.anyway they are fascinating animals to look at from the looks of it has anybody captured one yet to study it safely and not harming it or changing its dna because i know there some scientist that mess and alter nature which is wrong and not ethical.but i figure the best way to truly know any wild animal is not by putting it in c age or etc but by seeing in its natural habitat and see how it truly lives you know.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

View PostAndromedan Starseed 333, on 01 May 2013 - 08:44 PM, said:

i like the name alien big cat plus it looks really awesome and cool as well.anyway they are fascinating animals to look at from the looks of it has anybody captured one yet to study it safely and not harming it or changing its dna because i know there some scientist that mess and alter nature which is wrong and not ethical.but i figure the best way to truly know any wild animal is not by putting it in c age or etc but by seeing in its natural habitat and see how it truly lives you know.
Many sightings have been made in Dorset, they call them ABC for short.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:25 PM

I wonder if the Romans brought wild animals to Briton during their conquest and released them upon leaving? It is unlikely any would have survived to the modern era.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:04 PM

Hmm. Escapees sure, but I doubt that they have been breeding all these years. If that was the case, In a place like the England, with little woodland and limited prey, they'd be pushing up against humans and their livestock in no time, and attacks would be regular. I think if there was an established breeding population, there would be no doubt about their presence.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

View PostAd hoc, on 29 May 2013 - 04:04 PM, said:

Hmm. Escapees sure, but I doubt that they have been breeding all these years. If that was the case, In a place like the England, with little woodland and limited prey, they'd be pushing up against humans and their livestock in no time, and attacks would be regular. I think if there was an established breeding population, there would be no doubt about their presence.
Most sightings are in Dorset and there is plenty of woodland and wildlife round there. But I would image many are a  case of people letting loose their exotic pets and in some case of sightings  is not a big cat at all.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.




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