Uh, oh. Skeleton. “Experts” “baffled”. It sure doesn’t take much.
Jodie Salmon, 23, of Collingwood Road, Goring, was walking her dog near Chanctonbury Ring on Thursday, when she made the grizzly discovery.
She said: “At first, I thought it was a snake, but when I looked closer, I thought it could be a big cat.
“I would love it if it was a big cat, but I am not sure what it is.”
The Herald has approached three wildlife experts, who have yet to confirm the mystery beast’s identity.
They can’t tell because it’s a crappy picture without enough details. Yet, they spin it as “baffled”. Lame. There is no indication that she took the skeleton. So we get step two: mystery mongering. Is it a big cat? There is no scale, just a guess at the size. Obviously the skull would be diagnostic if presented to someone who actually could identify it. The odds that it is something weird are low and we should assume it’s a normal creature. Maybe a dog that was hit by a car? No, that wouldn’t be exciting news, though. Boo on media that pull these stunts.