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Panther by Spursfan on 29 July 2008 9:39am
In case you missed this in the 'Scream' string:

There may be a panther loose around Stafford (where I live) !!! :(

Apparently 'the beast' has been spotted in various locations around the town and paw prints have been spotted by golfers in a bunker (I think it was).

People who have seen it have said it was NOT a large dog or domestic cat, and although experts have said that the prints could've been made by a large dog, this is doubted by those who have seen them.

Logic tells me that it is a large dog, but I am nevertheless a bit scared. Especially when we take Tosun out into the countryside!!

The husband scoffs at the sightings and says what would a panther be doing here, but I think all these big cat sightings we have had in England stem from the 1960s/70s craze among the wealthy for owning big cats. I reckon some of them, when the cats got too big or they had to have a licence, let them loose.

Any views, b-b?


Re: Panther by Ken Dunn on 29 July 2008 9:53am
We've had sightings of a similar beast in Fife but none recently. A hoax is possible but the photograph is inconclusive.
Re: Panther by TERRY S on 29 July 2008 11:23am
Re: Panther by Spursfan on 29 July 2008 12:44pm
I have to say Ken that I immediately thought of April Fools Day (the husband's birthday by the way) but the stories started after that (I am sure) and have continued.

I would love to find out it was a hoax....! :(
Re: Panther by kazzzz on 29 July 2008 1:46pm
When my Dad was young he taught at a high school in a country town called Edenhope. There were many sighting of the local "monstor", a black and yellow striped beast seen shooting through the bush.
Months after the sighting began, a local farmer got a photo of the beast. It was a kangaroo a football jumper! The town had won the final, they all got very drunk, went out and caught the poor thing, stuck a jumper on it and let it go! Mystery solved.
Re: Panther by bIG bLOGGER on 29 July 2008 4:14pm
That's got to be "Abuse of 'Roos",beyond any doubt!!....One evening I thought I saw the head and (long) neck of the Loch Ness Monster appear out of the water in my garden pond,but it occurred to me later I had probably been drinking. LOL..(Even the folks who live 'Ness-side' aren't sure what to think.)
Re: Panther by Spursfan on 29 July 2008 5:08pm
Hi V!!

No, Stafford isn't a forest but there are plenty of places around the area that would presumably suit a wild cat.

Also we are not far from Cannock Chase (in fact I can see it in the distance from the study window as I type this).

Re: Panther by bIG bLOGGER on 29 July 2008 5:31pm
vibhas:Apologies for calling you a maiden when you're really a man.
Given that Delhi Capitol Territory is 1483 sq.miles and the population has exploded to 14 million with over 11 million living in the Capital city of New Delhi,are you seriously telling us that "Nothing ever happens there.."???
Could that be just a small understatement?
p.s.Don't you have the odd panther (or jaguar) knocking about?
Re: Panther by kazzzz on 30 July 2008 10:16am
Some stuff MUST happen V, you showed me a picture of your stunning girlfriend (she really is gorgeous), do you guys go out and socialise?

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