Tag Archive for out of place

Big snake loose in Maine or is Wessie a hoax?

Cross posted from DOUBTFUL. Back in June, locals of Westbrook, Maine said they saw a large snake slithering around. After no sign of the beast a week later, a Westbrook police officer witnessed it eating something near Riverbank Park on the Presumpscot River. A second officer called in also saw it. From their Facebook page: On…

Non-native eels appear in Ontario’s Lake Huron

A mystery is unfolding in Wasaga Beach after hundreds of strange looking fish washed up on shore. Source: Mysterious eels wash up on Wasaga Beach shore Not just a few, but hundreds of small eels washed up on the shore confounding locals who never saw this type of fish before. They have been identified as…

Mountain lion captured and killed in Kentucky

This is extremely interesting news. If the animal was wild, it would be the first such confirmed mountain lion in Kentucky since before the Civil War. Wildlife officer shoots and kills mountain lion in a tree in northern Bourbon County A state wildlife officer shot the mountain lion late Monday afternoon on Redmon Road in…

The (cat) Beast of Bodmin Moor is old news

Dr. David Clarke at Sheffield Hallam University, an expert in journalism in the U.K., has followed the “alien big cat” phenomenon. The ABC idea is that large, out of place (OOP) cats (lions, black panthers, pumas/cougars) have colonized the British Isles. Their presence is responsible for the reported sightings of big cats, livestock kills and mystery…

Two loosey gooseys?

A two-fer in the UK. Is a penguin on the loose in Looe?. Looe tourist information centre wants to know if you have seen a penguin on the loose. It comes after someone told staff on Wednesday that he believed he had seen one on Hannafore Beach. Escaped emu on the loose causing problems for…

Out of place pufferfish found on UK beach

Pufferfish, balloon fish, porcupine fish, are native to tropical waters. This was not a typical visitor to the UK shoreline. Poisonous Pufferfish found washed up on Chesil Beach. A POISONOUS tropical pufferfish has been found washed up on Chesil Beach. Richard Fabbri, who works at Weymouth Watersports, found the 12-inch oceanic pufferfish while on a…

Lion/lying in Atlanta?

Are you kidding me? Is there a lion on the prowl in Henry Co.?. It all began with separate sightings over two weeks – about a mile apart. A big cat was seen pounding the woods near Henry County High School. Most folks thought it was a joke, until a photo of something big in…

Not a ghost, but real, live, and 3 meters long

Things in the house fell over, off shelves, off the wall. Furniture was moved. The family wonder what the heck was going on in the house. It’s no ghost, but an unwelcome intruder nonetheless. ‘You couldn’t pay me to go back inside’: Ontario family finds three-metre snake draped across couch in living room. For a week,…

Exotic lion on the loose in California? (Update)

See UPDATE below. Originally published on 4-Aug-2014 Mystery animal roaming California neighborhood was caught on a security camera. Experts say it’s not a cougar but resembles a lion, leopard or older dog. Of course the headlines have to make the most outrageous assumption. African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video. Grainy surveillance footage of…

Cougar spotted on Lake Huron’s Manitoulin island

Trail cams prove successful again. A very brief but distinctive clip shows what wildlife experts agree is a cougar in an area that hasn’t had such residents in a hundred years. How did it get there? Gotcha: Cougar footage ends years of mystery | St. Catharines Standard After years of reported sightings and speculation —…

Cryptozoogical mystery in NYC solved!

Well, this is interesting. A fisher is spotted in the Bronx. That was unexpected! Mystery Solved For Strange Animal Found Scurrying Around The Bronx. For months, a weird unidentified animal has been spotted roaming the streets of one neighborhood in the Bronx. The animal has been scurrying at night, and spooking people during the day…

The scent of guinea pig (draws one big unwelcome intruder)

True story. She did not expect this bathroom intruder. African python giant snake found in bathroom. A 12-foot python has been returned to its owner after a slithery stop at a Central Texas home where a woman earlier bathed her pet guinea pigs. The Eagle newspaper reported Tuesday that Veronica Rodriguez was shocked in early…

UK police get calls for cats

17 reports in three counties in 3 years in an area that does not have [officially] large non-native cats. Calls to police reveal North East big cat epidemic…if you believe them – Chronicle Live. Freedom of Information requests showed officers have looked into 17 reports of big cats in Cleveland, Northumbria and County Durham since…

Sighting of Essex “black panther” (Update: Dog)

Another reported sighting of a big cat in the U.K. Still, it’s inconclusive. ‘Black panther’ spotted prowling on the edge of Hatfield Forest | Uttlesford village headlines. AN “unfamiliar” creature, suspected to be a black panther, was spotted on the prowl in a field in Great Hallingbury on Monday (March 10). The animal was on…

That’s not mold on the bananas; is a spider nest

Another story that you all won’t appreciate but it’s good to keep this in mind. Deadly spider nest found in bananas bought in Staffordshire | Stoke Sentinel. A STAFFORDSHIRE family were forced to flee their home after finding hundreds of potentially deadly spiders in a bunch of bananas. Father-of-two Jamie Roberts, 31, spotted white patches…