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…

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…

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…

Reports of black big cats in France

Escapees? Or misidentification? Nothing has been found so far. ‘Black panthers’ spotted on the French Riviera – The Local. Police on the French Riviera are hunting one or even two black panthers after several reported sightings of the wild cat in recent days. The alert comes as authorities in the south of France are still…

A joke? Black panther toy surprises observer

‘Cuddly toy’ sparks Peterborough panther speculation – Local – Peterborough Telegraph. A large cuddly toy left on a grass bank triggered concerns that a black cat might have been on the loose in Peterborough. Eagle-eyed reader Marc Peacock-Smith contacted the PT after spotting what looked like the outline of a black panther-like creatrure lying on…