Thursday, 25 April 2013

'Big Cat', 1903

For many years there have been reported sightings of 'big cats', such as a puma, lynx or even a lion, out in the countryside. It is likely that some are true, and it is known that people who have kept big cats as pets released them into the wild when the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 came into force. Some have even been captured, shot or killed by other methods (ie one in Shopshire was found in 1989 after being hit by a car). Dating back even further, this Canadian lynx was found and shot in Devon in 1903 after attacking two dogs, and is now in the stores of the Museum of Bristol

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