The Cryptid Carnivora News Page
November 18, 2005 - Main Dog-Killer still at Large. Loren Coleman reports on an unusual unknown felid know for it’s aptitude at killing domestic canines, and on the continued investigations of reporter Mark LaFlamme. See a series of reports, interviews, and comments here.
November 11, 2005 - Strange Sengbeh Feline Killed in Sierra Leone. The Awareness Times reports on the supposed killing of a unknown leopard like creature in Sierra Leone. The animal, recently caught in a native trap, is said to have been causing havoc in the Sengbeh Chiefdom, and to have killed several people. No description of the animal is available. See the entire article here.
November 10, 2005 - Anomalous Panther returns for Second Visit. A short article by the Herts Advertiser reports on a double sightings of an ABC type creature seen in Harperder, UK, in the last month. See the sightings and witnesses, and the rest of the story here.
November 5, 2005 - $15 Million Thylacine Drama planned on Pipeline. The Mercury reports on an Irish film, titled Shutter Speed,that hopes to film a drama on the Tasmanian Tiger. The production of the movie, about a pair of brothers searching for the thylacine, is planned to start in 2007,under the company Zanzibar Films. This will be the first co-produced Irish/Australian feature film. See the whole article here.
October 29, 2005 - Mysterious Catlike Beast seen in Halifax.The Halifax Courier reports on a large, black, yellow-eyed felid that has been reported in the town’s vicinity. Belief in the animal’s existence is prevalent among residents. See the sightings, locations, and local commentary here.
October 10, 2005 - Cave Skeleton dispels old Lynx Theory. The BBC News reports on how new carbon dating of a lynx skeleton, found in North Yorkshire, suggests that lynx did not die out in Britain until medieval times, 2,500 later than though before. The find has been described as of ‘national significance’. See the whole article here.
October 9, 2005 - Big Cat Shot in Australia. Australia's Sunday Mail reports on a large black felid shot in Gippsland, Victoria. The tail is now being analyzed to ascertain what the cat is. The article includes a photo of a mangled black, though somewhat out-of–perspective, felid. Possibly it is an exaggerated feral cat. See the article and photo here.
September 21, 2005 - Highland Footprint though to be that of a Thylacine. Australia’s The Mercury reports on a suspected Tasmanian tiger footprint found in the snow of Tasmania’s Central Highlands last week. Mr. Baily, of the Tasmanian Tiger Research and Data Center, has declared the print to not be that of a fox, nor any native Tasmanian mammal. A taskforce has been arranged to find further evidence. See the rest of the article here.
September 19, 2005 - Tracking the Tsavo Lions.The BBC News with an article on a team of researchers radio-tracking the infamous tsavo lions in south-east Kenya, where they are trying to find the keys to the lions unusual manelessness, and notorious aggression. DNA tests and spotlight searches may help penetrate the mystery behind this unusual brand of feline. See the article here.
August 24, 2005 - Warning Issued After Big Cat Sighting in Britan. A neat article by the BBC News on several cryptid felids sighted in the area, and of the official response. See the whole story here.
August 11, 2005 - Puma Sighted near Mainesburg. A small article by Pennsylania's Wellsboro Gazette accounting several eyewitness encounters with mountain lions. See the article here.
August 10, 2005 - Cougar Shot in Iowa. A short article on a cougar shot in south Sioux City from the Lincoln Journal Star. Physical proof that pumas are moving east (assuming they are already not there). The article, with a photo, can be found here.
August 8, 2005 - Gene Study Shows Sabertooth Taxonomy. A short article from Yahoo News on some of the advances made from DNA testing of the fossils of prehistoric big cats. Includes the seperation of saberteeth into their own subfamily, and the true ansectors of Miracinonyx. Some taxonomic errors, but overall informative. See it here.
July 28, 2005 - The Beast of the Bluffs. The Illinos Times with an informative article on the sightings and possibility of cougars in the wild lands of Illinois. A well-written article with a rather blurry movie clip of a supposed pantherid moving across a meadow. See it here.
June 23, 2005 -Big cats and the tasmanian tiger. Australia's ABC Western talks with a man who researches such animals, Michael Morris. Short article plus audio can be found here.
New African Canid? Wolf.com reports on the possibility of an new jackle-like canid species found in Africa. A very short article with photos here.
May 29, 2005 - Hunting Tasmania's Tiger. The BBC News reports on the search for the Tasmanian Tiger. A accurate and well-balanced article, complete with short interview with Thylacine hunter. Includes photos. Read about it here.
May 15, 2005 - Researchers Revive Plan to Clone Thylacine. Sydney Morning Herald on a group of universities and a institute attempting to revive the formerly scrapped plan by the Australian Museum to reconstruct the extinct Tasmanian Tiger. A short, informative and well-written article. See it here
May 10, 2005 - New Species of Fox Found in Borneo. Mongabay.com on a new variety of fox caught on a infa-red camera trap deep in the Bornean jungle. Locals do not recognize the animal, and the Bornean goverment has recently stopped logging in the area. See it here
April 16, 2005 - New ABC Photo Snapped in United Kingdom. The UK Daily Mirror reports on a encounter and photographing of the so-called 'Beast of Cwmbran'. Includes distorted and disproportionate but up-close photo of the animal as it was eating a pigeon. Possibly hoaxed, you can see it here
March 26, 2005 - Extinct or Not, Story Refuses to Die. A report by The Age on the excitment caused by two tourists who reported they had snapped thylacine photos several weeks ago. A good summary of the incident here
March 24, 2005 - Thylacine Newspaper Bounty Grows. The World News on the growing reward for proof of the tazmanian tiger, and the contraversy the newspaper faces. See it here
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