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Post  littlewid on Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:25 am

I saw the headline of this on the news last night but missed the story, some of you may have seen it but for those that haven't heres the story.
What amazes me, is if they think it may have come from the circus, it doesn't sound as if they have tried contacting the circus to see if they have a missing Lion, very odd I think.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/9501360/Helicopters-deployed-in-search-for-Essex-lion.html

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Post  Doogs on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:08 pm

I'm sure I heard on the news earlier that both the Circus and the Zoo confirmed they had no missing LW.

Very bizarre story and I wonder if someone saw something like a Golden Retriever dog (or similar) instead and then people were exagerating things by saying they had heard lions roaring scratch I think it's highly unlikely it is going to be a lion.
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:29 pm

I saw this too - most strange. Fingers crossed whatever it is doesn't get shot and then they find it is some poor innocent dog.

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Post  whitestarling on Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:52 pm

Saw this in the Paper today. Just been on the news, the search has been called off, the pic taken was blurry, and the experts where not convinced. They've put it down to a large domestic Cat, or Wildcat, bit different to a Lion
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Post  Doogs on Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:30 pm

Couple relive the moment they saw the 'lion'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19389808

Funny how the photographs "were not released" - why scratch
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Post  Doogs on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:39 pm

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:27 pm

Saw Simon K on BBC breakfast news this morning - he gave his opinion, not likely! Those that were sold as pets in the 60's and 70's unless they found a mate are not going to be alive now.

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Post  littlewid on Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:03 pm

I heard on the radio this morning that the search had been called off.

I must say that the photo they printed at the top of the article reminds me of an Angora sheep Sheep

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:33 pm

Littlewid - perhaps it is.

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Post  littlewid on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:06 pm

:What: well you never know, it looks like it has white fur, the right size of face and sticky up ears Sheep Very Happy

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:31 am

A Maine Coon - of course, that would make sense wouldn't it Littlewid.

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Post  Doogs on Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:08 pm

Oh my goodness, how can you mistake a Maine Coon cat for a lion !!!! Dear or dear Shocked :o
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