Sunday, 9 March 2014

UK SIGHTINGS: The Unexplained North: Big cats and beasties roam the region

  • The Unexplained North: Big cats and beasties roam the region

We look at stories of Big Cats in the North East, believed by some to be responsible for killing livestock in the region

Ian Bond is convinced that there are big cats at large in the region¿ countryside
A big cat was said to be responsible for ripping off the heads of new-born lambs in the North East countryside. It was 2005 and a farmer at Iverston, County Durham, found a dozen lambs in as many days had been slaughtered by a mysterious predator. They were all savaged and some were decapitated.
Farmer Andrew Spence ruled out a fox or badger - and initially blamed the infamous Durham Puma.
The creature had been sighted - and once even photographed - in the 1990s but had seemed to disappear.
Andrew feared that it, or its offspring, could be back. Other suspects included a wolverine, one of the most ferocious hunters in the world, possibly escaped from a private collector. Andrew said: “Whatever did this was...   read more

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