The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column-inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
Curated by Carl Marshall and Olivia McCarthy
Thursday, 28 May 2015
NEWSLINK: Natrona County woman finds mountain lion on porch
An Evansville woman found a mountain lion on her porch Monday afternoon after walking outside to investigate a loud thump.
Officials responded to the home on the 7100 block of Geary Dome Road and searched for the mountain lion but were unable to catch it, according to a report from the Natrona County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff deputies and Wyoming Game and Fish wardens checked the area and found the big cat under a bush about 50 feet from the woman’s porch. However, a man wielding a revolver spooked the cat from its hiding place when he ran toward the mountain lion and shouted, “It’s over here!”
The cat sprang from the bushes and jumped over an 8-foot fence. It was last seen running north. Deputies used binoculars to search for the mountain lion but could not find it.
A Game and Fish warden organized for a large animal trap to be placed near the house on Geary Dome Road. Road kill animals were collected to be used as bait in the trap.