Saturday, 27 April 2013

FALLOUT FROM MAX AND DARREN'S PAPER

'Big cat' Canadian lynx was on the loose in UK in 1903
BBC News
A "big cat" was on the loose in the English countryside at the turn of the last century, scientists say. They believe a Canadian lynx was prowling around the fields of the South West in 1903 before being shot after attacking two dogs in Devon. Tests on ...
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BBC News
British big cat theory gets bump from lynx link
Los Angeles Times
The discovery probably will cause fanatics of the British Big Cat Theory to smile like a Cheshire Cat. They've been trying to convince skeptics that people who've reported seeing a large black panther and any number of smaller feral felids are not crazy.
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Beast proves big cat did roam Britain – but it's the stuff of legend now
The Independent
The findings, published in the journal Historical Biology, challenge another key myth surrounding the British big cat phenomenon. It has been claimed that the animals were all released after the introduction of the 1976 Wild Animals Act which outlawed ...
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The Independent
Museum find proves exotic 'big cat' prowled British countryside a century ago
Science Codex
The rediscovery of a mystery animal in a museum's underground storeroom proves that a non-native 'big cat' prowled the British countryside at the turn of the last century. The animal's skeleton and mounted skin was analysed by a multi-disciplinary team ...
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Is this the original beast of Bodmin? LYNX that stalked the South West a ...
Daily Mail
A big cat prowled the Devon countryside more than a century ago, rediscovered remains from a museum's vaults have shown. Scientists identified the creature as a Canadian lynx, a predator more than twice the size of a domestic cat. Records show that the ...
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Daily Mail


From the 'Beast of Bodmin' to the 'Essex Lion', five other 'big cats' spotted ...
Yahoo! News UK
Rex Features/Rex - Experts say the 'big cat' spotted in the early 1900s was likelly to have been a Canadian lynx, similar to this one. (Rex). Article: Canadian Lynx: Big Cat Prowled UK Countryside. Sky News - 50 minutes ago. One of Britain's first ever ...
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Yahoo! News UK
Devon 'big cat' on the loose in 1903
CBBC Newsround
Dr Ross Barnett, who helped analyse the big cat's remains said: "I've seen one of these cats in the wild." "They are pretty impressive cats - they are a reasonable size, and they have lots of fluffy fur which makes them look even bigger. They have ...
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CBBC Newsround
Lynx once roamed Devon countryside
Irish Independent
It is the first proven case of an exotic big cat being at large in Britain. "This Edwardian feral lynx provides concrete evidence that although rare, exotic felids (cats) have occasionally been part of British fauna for more than a century," said lead ...
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Irish Independent
An exotic cat that prowled the British countryside a century ago was a non ...
LiveScience.com
The public has had a long-standing fascination with controversial reports of non-native feline species, erroneously dubbed "British big cats." Whereas these reports have little traction with zoological authorities, the occasional captured animal or ...
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A lynx, shot dead in England in c. 1903
Scientific American (blog)
As revealed in a new paper published by Aberystwyth* University's Max Blake and a team of colleagues (myself, Greger Larson, Charlotte King, Geoff Nowell, Manabu Sakamoto and Ross Barnett), the specimen represents a historic 'British big cat', though ...
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'Big cat' was on loose in UK in 1903 - BBC News: Science & Nature ...
A "big cat", identified as a Canadian lynx, was on the loose in the English countryside at the turn of the last century, scientists say.
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