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Old 3rd October 2019, 15:49   #21
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Oh FFS don't say that, I quite like walking down there I know there are big cats loose in the UK just didn't want one on my doorstep!
We have one round the north east/Tynedale area, although it hasn’t been spotted for quite some time now. There was a time when it was spotted fairly frequently, it was rumoured to be a black panther like creature, the size of a large dog, but longer with a long tail that curled up slightly at the tip.
I have never seen it myself, but a friend saw it a couple of years back around 7am in daylight, on his way to work, just glimpsed it disappearing through a gap in the hedge.. About 20 odd years ago, I went out one winter with another mate, to take some photos, out in the sticks, and we came across some large prints in the deep snow out on the moors. John stopped to have a chat with another bloke who was out shooting, and he had seen the prints too, but not what had made them. A short while later John spotted the animal bounding along a hedgerow about 1 field distance away,.
I missed it, as by the time I turned round to look, it had gone behind the hedge. It turned out to be a cougar or mountain lion.
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I have received a reply from Banham zoo, they are saying the print was made by a very large dog.

I shall be keeping eyes open for him or her!!!
Ah well you should have sent the photo to Edinburgh Zoo. It is obviously the footprints of the Machillier Haggis. You see the right legs are smaller than the left to aid walking round the steep hills and mountains of its natural habitat.

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I have received a reply from Banham zoo, they are saying the print was made by a very large dog.I shall be keeping eyes open for him or her!!!
I think they are wrong. Seems clear to me that there are two of them, a big one and a little one - which by implication suggests that they are breeding.

Should be easy to spot given that they only appear to have one leg ... each.
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I think they are wrong. Seems clear to me that there are two of them, a big one and a little one - which by implication suggests that they are breeding.
I don't think they have a leg to stand on.


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Maybe Tolkien based his novel on them to some degree and tried to cover his tracks with a play on words ... The Hoppit?
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According to the local weekly paper, the “Tynedale big cat”; I mentioned in an earlier post, has been spotted again recently.
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According to the local weekly paper, the “Tynedale big cat”; I mentioned in an earlier post, has been spotted again recently.


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