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He said: 'A man started running towards us yelling 'It’s a f****** lion!' He looked so panicked you knew it was not a joke.
Originally posted by neformore
reply to post by HangTheTraitors
Because, of course there is only one way to trap and sedate a lion and that's by blowing its head off, right?
There are armed police and trained professionals looking for this thing - if it exists. Over here in the UK we prefer to let them do their job, rather than rush in like fools with all guns blazing.
I realise thats not your average rootin' tootin' Yosemite Sam all guns a blazin' "I hates that lion" mentality, but this is England and we're more civilised over here.
Still, thanks for the alarmist comments.
Releases - the most familiar explanation. Owners released cats rather than pay for licences under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act of 1976.
Escapes - from menageries and circuses from Roman times to the 20th century. Cats bred and were later added to by others released in modern times.
Imports - cats which have been brought into the country and secretly bred for baiting or hunting deer.
Hybrids - cross-breeding by different species to produce all the variations seen in big cat colours, sizes and shapes.
Hide-outs - a relict species of pre-Ice Age cat hiding out in the wild, native to Britain but yet to be classified by science.
Spectres - the cats are “daimons” of the same ilk as fairies and lake monsters, “thought-forms” brought into being by occult practices.
Cover-ups - the Government knows all about the big cats but fears panic and insurance claims if it admits their existence. Mysterious officials are said to remove evidence such as savaged livestock and carcases of cats run down on the roads or shot by farmers
The hunt is off Essex police have called off the search.
Quoted by PA, an Essex Police spokesman said:
We believe what was seen on Sunday evening was either a large domestic cat or a wildcat. Extensive searches have been carried out, areas examined and witnesses spoken to; yet nothing has been found to suggest that a lion was in the area. We would like to thank the local community and holidaymakers for their patience and support throughout the past 24 hours as the police and media presence would have been somewhat overwhelming for them.
Originally posted by HangTheTraitors
WOW, what a TERRIBLE SHAME that you all didnt have FIREARMS to eliminate this threat over there in the UK...
How many innocent families and children will be watched EATEN ALIVE because nobody had the ABILITY to eliminate this THREAT?
Poor defenseless UK.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Originally posted by fatdeeman
It looks real to me, this is the photo passed to the police/zoo etc with a lightened version for comparison:
Photoshopped for sure. Just google 'lion at night'