A mystery predator has been blamed for the deaths of livestock near the Cambrain Mountains in Wales.
The mutilated remains of several sheep were found on moorland near to the Devil's Bridge, an area that has long been associated with tales of a large predatory animal stalking the countryside. Since the 1970s locals have reported similar killings along with sightings of a large animal, possibly a feral big cat, stalking the moors.
In 1981 a similar incident occured involving the deaths of 12 sheep, earning the mysterious assailant the nickname "Beast of Bont". In the 1990s Ministry of Agriculture vets examined a sheep that was thought to have been killed by the creature, declaring that the killer was a lot more powerful than a fox or a dog.
"The mutilated carcasses were torn to shreds and scattered across moorland near to the Devil's Bridge in the Cambrian Mountains near Aberystwyth, west Wales."
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