Tag Archive for Out-of-place animals

Big cat reports in Scotland down for 2012

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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…

‘Black panther’ was a regular cat

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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…

River monster in London?

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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…

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

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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

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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…