Friday, 18 October 2013
FRANCE SIGHTINGS: Mystery big cat caught on video
AUTHORITIES are investigating a rash of big cat sightings in the south of France A spokesman for the prefecture of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence said: “We are studying all hypotheses, including that of a big cat and that of a black panther.” The national office for hunting and wild animals has set up a trap near a village where the beast was spotted, but hunters have been ordered not to shoot it. Several sightings have been reported over a few months: the cat has been spotted drinking from a swimming pool, crossing a road and sleeping in a bush. Footprints of 10cm diameter have been discovered in the hills near the village of Oraison. According to a specialist interviewed in the local newspaper La Provence the footprints “are indeed the tracks of a big cat.” La Provence ....