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Northern Ireland Big Cat Search Abandoned

Posted on Friday, 5 September, 2003 | Comment icon 2 comments


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"The police have called off an operation to catch a big cat on the loose in north Antrim after being disturbed by people trying to take photographs of the animal."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Kaia Pythia on 5 September, 2003, 17:45
I'm still a little confused where this cat came from. I'd say that Pumas probably aren't found in abundance in Ireland so, how did this one end up on the island? I didn't know a lot about Pumas so I looked up some info. about them. Here is a link to a brief deion of them, their habitats, and what food they prefer. CLICK HERE According the the site it says that Pumas are solitary animals which explains why this one is alone (which I'd also say that would make it a male). Also, it seems they are right in that if it is a Puma then they need to worry more about protecting their livestock than worr... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by Posy on 6 September, 2003, 14:10
The law in Northern Ireland regarding dangerous species is very lax. Apparantly anyone can keep a dangerous animal e.g. lion, tiger, puma etc without a license. The USPCA have called for the same laws as the rest of the UK, which has very stringent regulations regarding wild animals in captivity.


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