Tag Archive for Out-of-place animals

PA is gator country this summer!

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Yep, a second alligator has been found in the PA wilds. Nope, it’s not supposed to be there. It appears that someone is releasing these animals into the tropical summer environment. They will do fine for a while. Then die. What’s wrong with you people? Knock it off. Small alligator found along Pequea road –…

Mystery of the Dorset primate

Photo credit: Terri Leigh Cox/BNPS

All we have is a really blurry photo. Student spots mystery ‘primate’ stalking though park – Telegraph. Terri Leigh Cox, 17, says that she saw something hunched over and bounding around on all fours from her bedroom window in Dorchester, Dorset, and took a photograph of it on her mobile phone. The teenager said that…

Big cat reports in Scotland down for 2012

Investigators fear Big Cats could be dying out in Scotland – Daily Record. BIG cat investigators fear the elusive creatures could be dying out in Scotland after sightings plummeted to their lowest in 25 years. Around 70 reports have been made to Big Cats in Britain’s Scots-based team this year – almost half the number…

Fen Tiger is back with a friend

‘Fen Tiger’ is back – and this time there are two of them. The mysterious “Fen Tiger” has been reported prowling the Cambridgeshire countryside again – but this time it had a friend. Gavin Elliott-Turner was cycling down Fowlmere Road towards Melbourn at about 5.45am on Wednesday when he saw two pairs of eyes glaring…

Police looking for lion in Essex, U.K. (UPDATED: called off)

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Essex Police investigate ‘lion’ sighting near St Osyth Police in Essex are investigating reports that a lion has been spotted in a field near St Osyth. Residents have been advised to stay indoors after the sighting in fields off Earls Hall Drive around 19:00 BST. Essex police are working with experts from Colchester Zoo who…

Results from deer carcasses in Gloucestershire: Big cat kill? No.

BBC News – ‘Big cat’ in Gloucestershire ruled out by DNA tests. Scientists have failed to find any evidence that “big cats” killed two roe deer found dead in Gloucestershire. The National Trust commissioned DNA tests after finding one deer on its land at Woodchester Park, in Stroud, and one a few miles away last…

Little lemur lost: Found freezing on UK common

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Freezing lemur found on UK common – MSN News UK. Lemurs are usually found on the tropical island of Madagascar so vets were stunned when one of the animals was admitted to hospital, suffering from hypothermia, after being discovered in sub-zero conditions on a common in the UK. The severely ill ring-tailed primate, who has…

‘Black panther’ was a regular cat

Reported ‘black panther’ was a regular cat – UPI.com. A Louisiana wildlife official said a “black panther” reported near an office building outside of Covington was actually a domesticated cat. Maria Davidson, who manages the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries large carnivore program, said the feline, which was photographed Wednesday and reported to the…

Out-of-place dolphin in Irish lake

First sighting of dolphin in Irish lake – The Irish Times – Wed, Nov 30, 2011. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has confirmed the first sighting of a dolphin in an Irish lake, in Lough Hyne near Baltimore, Co Cork. This is the first time a cetacean has been found in such an…

River monster in London?

River monster alert. A mystery creature that eats geese in the blink of an eye has returned to haunt murky waters around the £9billion Olympic Park. Six years ago there were fears a crocodile was stalking big birds as they were sucked from a river’s surface – never to be seen again. Now it seems…

Another lion on the loose? This time in Australia

‘Lion’ haunts croc territory Authorities in Darwin are on the lookout for a feral lioness, after three reports of a big cat being spotted crossing the Stuart Highway. According to the NT News, three cars pulled over while the animal crossed the highway in front of them at Pinelands, a small suburb about 20 kilometres…

A “lion sighting” causes a bit of panic in West Yorkshire today

Train affected by lion ‘sighting’ | UK news | The Guardian. Inspector Carlton Young, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “We’ve had unconfirmed reports of a lion or a lion cub in the area. We’ve had officers looking around. At the moment we’ve had nothing confirmed and we’ve not located anyone who is claiming to have…

Pythons in the Everglades kill and eat child-sized things

Adult deer found inside python in Everglades – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com. An adult deer was found intact inside a huge Burmese python Thursday, after the snake was captured and killed in the Everglades. Contractors for the South Florida Water Management District encountered the python on a tree island in western Miami-Dade County, according to the district. It was killed…

Another out-of-place wild cat caught in Seattle

Spotted in Seattle — yet another wild cat – seattlepi.com. A wild serval cat, the second one found wandering around West Seattle in the past three weeks, was on its way to Sara’s Sanctuary in Redmond on Friday. “We shouldn’t be seeing those walking around West Seattle,” said Baxter. “I suspect that they were bred…

Lions, tigers and bears. Oh my! (updated)

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Mystery remains as animals slaughtered in Ohio When the killing ended, the exotic carnage was scattered across the countryside around this town in south-central Ohio. Eighteen Bengal tigers and 17 lions. Six black bears, two grizzlies, three mountain lions and a baboon. Two wolves. In all, 56 beasts were set free Tuesday by owner Terry…

Wolves returning to the northeast. Confirmed.

A century later, the wild wolf returns A wolf shot by a hunter a decade ago in the Adirondacks near Great Sacandaga Lake was the first proven wild wolf in New York in more than a century, according to a new study Monday from the New York State Museum. Killed in 2001 in the town…

More than 200 reports of big cats in Devon and Cornwall UK

More than 200 reports of big cats to Devon and Cornwall police. More than 200 sightings of big cats made over the last decade have been reported to Devon and Cornwall Police, which has opened its own “beast” files for the first time. The force has logged 205 sightings from all over the two counties…

Alligator reported in Pennsylvania reservoir

Experts: Beaver Run Reservoir gator’s days are few – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Our security people spotted an alligator there about a month ago, and we haven’t found it yet,” Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County manager Chris Kerr said. Kerr said the fenced reservoir is off limits to the public and not close enough to homes to…

Mystery Monkey Captured In Florida (Updated)

Mystery Monkey Captured In St. Cloud – Orlando News Story – WKMG Orlando. The monkey business is over in Osceola County. (with photo) A monkey that was on the loose for the past couple of weeks was caught this evening in St. Cloud after a sheriff’s helicopter spotted it monkeying around in the treetops, officials…