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NEWS: Melbourne Man Believes He Has Proof Of Puma Myth in Australian Mountains

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posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 01:15 AM
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In SEAsia they put whole slaughtered and gutted pig carcasses across the backs of their 100cc postie-bikes. If this guy was serious he could have done it.

And the wife is definitely trying to stay on!

Personally, I'd say shooting the cat was the knee-jerk reaction of someone who could only think of what they could make from the story. Pictures would have been better, then a professional capture operation could have been mounted based on the photographic evidence.

This is like Channel 7 interviewing a shark hunter after a shark attack and the extent of his "expert" opinion was that if the government would only listen to him and let him do his "work" there wouldn't have been a shark attack, instead of interviewing a marine biologist who specialises in sharks and actually educating the public.




posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 04:16 AM
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Err, so this bloke shot the puma to prove that it did exist (past tense now, obviously).

Is there some subtle irony to this that I'm just completely and utterly failing to see ?

(EDIT: like I'm failing to see my spelling ...)

[edit on 25-12-2005 by 0951]



posted on Dec, 28 2005 @ 01:32 PM
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It says that 'experts' are going to test it to confirm its identity, doesn't seem to say how at that. Anyone know what experts are doing the testing or, to cut to the chase, what the results were?



posted on Dec, 28 2005 @ 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by 0951
Err, so this bloke shot the puma to prove that it did exist (past tense now, obviously).

Is there some subtle irony to this that I'm just completely and utterly failing to see ?


No, no.

No doubt his next expedition will be to Tasmania, where he will shoot a Thylacine and display its carcass to prove they are not extinct!



posted on Dec, 28 2005 @ 07:14 PM
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DNA tests have revealed a mysterious cat shot in Gippsland was a gigantic feral domestic cat.
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Monash University experts analysed a sample from the tail of the cat, shot by Melbourne hunter Kurt Engel, and have concluded there was a 98 per chance it was a feral cat.
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In tests against DNA from feral cats, the tail DNA recorded several matches of 100 per cent and was always at least 97 per cent similar.
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But when compared against DNA from big cats including leopards, cheetahs, lynx and tigers, the results were a 90 per cent match or less.


heraldsun.news.com.au

Hope that helps.



posted on Dec, 29 2005 @ 10:17 AM
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What.

Its a regular house cat, but a gigantic one? Thats fascinating.



posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 08:13 AM
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I followed this story when it first occurred. Pretty fascinating - who knew house cats could get THAT big? Then again, Australia is a feral animal paradise. Ever since the English staked a claim and tried to recreate a mini England, and enterprising naturalists have tried their hand at 'natural' pest animal control, we've been over-run with rabbits, foxes, cats, carp, trout (hmmm, not such a bad one!), water buffalo, camels, dogs, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, cane toads etc etc

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