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'Beast of Bont' returns, 20 sheep killed

Posted on Thursday, 17 May, 2012 | Comment icon 34 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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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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Comment icon #25 Posted by ealdwita on 24 May, 2012, 18:34
everyone knows" wild animals don't overkill recklessly" because that would leave them without a food source 1 thing is for sure whatever is killing them "it isn't a wild animal like a cat" plus cats drag food into bushes or up trees as to save kill from scavengers you will notice even a domestic cat dose this also its ingrained in the primorldal brain Ever seen a chicken coop after a fox has visited it?
Comment icon #26 Posted by BrianPotter on 24 May, 2012, 18:42
Ever seen a chicken coop after a fox has visited it? Aye..someone has a chicken coop near me.My whippets escaped once and caused carnage...we were as popular as a poop in a swimming pool...
Comment icon #27 Posted by TheLastLazyGun on 26 May, 2012, 12:20
I have always been skeptical about big cats in Britain. Despite all the photographic evidence and the footprints which prove otherwise?
Comment icon #28 Posted by TheLastLazyGun on 26 May, 2012, 12:27
In 2006, whilst out walking her dog in Gloucestershire, Katharine Midgeley from Hartpurty photographed some footprints she found in a field in Pauntley. Are they the best evidence discovered so far that a Big Cat of some sort is living wild in Gloucestershire? She told BBC Gloucestershire: "I heard a growl and my dog got spooked by something. I think he may have actually seen something but it was too dark for me to see anything. "I also remember a smell, a bit like ammonia. It reminded me of the big cat enclosure at Marwell Zoo. Katharine Midgeley "When I went back the next day I found these f... [More]
Comment icon #29 Posted by nebraskan on 12 June, 2012, 11:39
Hey friends, I am writing an article about this and I am collecting information and looking for witnesses and stories from old people regarding to this topic. ... If anyone can help me... Please contact me .. .
Comment icon #30 Posted by Coffey on 12 June, 2012, 14:34
Please read the Article, there is a picture on the Telegraph website. The picture in the article is a placement picture. I've seen it used before.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Erix on 13 June, 2012, 21:39
Ah now I see
Comment icon #32 Posted by Vinny95 on 18 August, 2012, 16:40
I personally believe that it is a b
Comment icon #33 Posted by TheSpoonyOne on 18 August, 2012, 23:24
A big cat would hunt sheep for food, but the article makes it sound like it's a serial killer that is killing as many sheep as it possibly can?
Comment icon #34 Posted by Grimm Outlook on 22 August, 2012, 22:11
There are big cats in england that got there when some owner bought an exotic cat like a puma or a cougar,and after awhile either let it escape or just got tired of feeding it and let it go.that is why that in these countries in which you can do that,including the usa,records should be kept about who has bought it and whether that animal is still alive because it's a danger to the public and other animals.i think our government here should ban any citizen from buying any exotic animal here regardless of what it is.


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