Originally posted by rikgrimsby
They where on our local news tonight as they live very near to where I live. The picture was taken on a normal digatial camera.... There where 4
people who saw this big cat and another who heard it roar...
A normal digital camera has a zoom built in. You don't need a fancy camera to use a zoom. Look, people make mistakes. Maine Coons are larger than an
average cat (very friendly and good with children). The one who heard him "roar" has some 'splainin' to do, but the evidence is in.
As the BBC says:
We think we've found the cat which started the Essex "lion" hunt. He's called Teddy Bear and he's a Maine Coon cat, which are bigger than your
average cat. His owner Ginny Murphy thinks it was Teddy Bear which was photographed. But whether it was Teddy Bear or not, the "lion" hunt really
caught the public's imagination.
And if it was indeed Teddy Bear, then the description - in some quarters - of the police search as "operation pussy cat" would seem all the more
The owner says the cat likes that very same field and frequently goes there. The coloring in both pictures is identical. No way the first picture
looks like a lion AT ALL. You have all the evidence you need, really. The only really silly thing here, other than hearing the "lion" roar, is that
after all this evidence is presented, people still think it is a lion.
edit on 8/28/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)