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Grampian Puma
« on: September 21, 2008, 04:30:28 PM »
These cats roam an area roughly between Horsham, Hamilton, Ararat, Maryborough and St Arnaud.  Their habitat bases them in the Grampian Mountains.

Witnesses report almost as many brown puma-like animals as black ones. 





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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 05:05:42 PM »
1969 Byaduk.
24 kilometers south of Hamilton.
Farmer mending a fence saw a cat-like animal running across his field.  Arox.. 4ft ling and 3ft high, cat like head and silver-grey coat.  Farmer saw it for 5 or 6 minutes.  It had a cat like head but had 2 large fangs jutting down from its top draw.



information was sourced from "out of the Shadows" by Tom Healy and Paul Cropper.  1994
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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 05:15:31 PM »
Halls Gap, February 1971

A Mr W had 3 puma sightings in the Grampian Area.  Once in 1971 and twice in August 1989

In 1971 he and his 2 sons were photographing birds near Halls Gap.  it was 5:30am and he had just used the last of his film when his sons drew his attention to 2 cats.

The pumas strolled casually out of the bush and down a track towards them, right passed them and across a bridge and into some trees.  The cats were a smokey 'grey to tan' color and looked identical. 

Mr W worked as a zoo keeper before emigrating from the UK to Australia.

His next 2 sightings were made from moving cars.


information was sourced from "out of the Shadows" by Tom Healy and Paul Cropper.  1994


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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 05:26:35 PM »
Syphon Road, 1982.

Miss R, Mr P and Mr P saw a large cat crossing this road in the heart of the Grampians.  They stopped to look and saw it sitting in the fork of a tree.  It had yellow-green eyes, with a thick black velvet like fur. 



information was sourced from "out of the Shadows" by Tom Healy and Paul Cropper.  1994


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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 05:33:02 PM »
1985

Mr F was living in a caravan next to his burnt farmhouse after the fires had been through.   One night he saw 3 cats.  He thought they looked like 3 female lions.  he grabbed his shovel and backed up to his fire. 

A couple of weeks later his nephew walked out of the dunny and stumbled into the 3 of them.  He scared the cats and himself.  They later saw the cats quite often in daylight.  The largest, dark brown in color was feale, the other 2 they felt, were half grown cubs, ginger colored ans male and female.  They were about the size of a dobberman.


information was sourced from "out of the Shadows" by Tom Healy and Paul Cropper.  1994


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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 05:36:14 PM »
Mt Bealiba 1988

One evening Mr H and his brother were walking on a forest track.  They were heading for a paddock that they new had many rabbits.  They heard something running at a fast pace.  It was a large black cat chasing a rabbit.


information was sourced from "out of the Shadows" by Tom Healy and Paul Cropper.  1994


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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2008, 05:55:39 PM »
Daisy Hill 1982

Constable F was driving near Daisy Hill, south of Marlborough when an enormous black cat jumped out from cleared paddocks on his left and ran in front of his car and up an embankment on his right.

The cats was 2.7 meters long, and had a powerfully built body.  Small head,relative to his body and weighed approximately 90 kilos.

Constable F picked up Senior Sergeant D and drove back to the scene.  They discovered huge footprints coming up from the side of the road, the animal had sunk into the mud, and you could see the muddy prints on the road, deep footprints and slip marks where it had scrambled up the bank on the other side.  On the level ground there was no sign of claw marks, but up the southern bank you could see enormous claw marks digging into the ground.


information was sourced from "out of the Shadows" by Tom Healy and Paul Cropper.  1994


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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2008, 05:58:56 PM »
Grampian Ranges 1984

Constable A claimed to have sighted black cats, in pairs, on 2 seperate occasions.  On 14th October, he saw a female and cub.

The adult animals were estimated at 60 centimeters high at the shoulder and 1.5 meters long.  They were fast!


information was sourced from "out of the Shadows" by Tom Healy and Paul Cropper.  1994


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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2008, 06:01:28 PM »
Wedderburn 30 September 1988.

Calder Highway, 10 kilometers from Wedderburn.

Sgt W saw a fawn colored puma comparable in size to a female labrador.


information was sourced from "out of the Shadows" by Tom Healy and Paul Cropper.  1994



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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2008, 06:06:24 PM »
Daisy Hill 1990

Mr W has worked with big cats for 17 years and has a small private zoo near Maryborough.  In his collection he has a lion, lioness a black leopard and a puma.

he saw a big black feline crossing the road by Daisy Hill.  it was bigger than a shepherd and its tail was about a meter long.  it looked like a black panther.  He found very big feline prints.




information was sourced from "out of the Shadows" by Tom Healy and Paul Cropper.  1994


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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2008, 08:25:10 PM »
That's quite a few sightings isn't it. You wouldn't think they'd all be lying.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008, 08:35:23 PM »
I'll have to ask my auntie if they have ever seen anything..they live on a property backing onto little desert national park...

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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2009, 11:59:11 PM »
[color=yellowHello all,
I am writing a book about paranormal events in the Wimmera Districts of Victoria, which includes ghosts, UFO's and the Grampians Puma. I would like to hear from anyone with any of the above mentioned topics who have had encounters or know of anyone who has.
If any members of any investigations groups happen to read this post, I would like to hear from you for possible comments and collaboration on your findings within their teams regarding the Grampians national park.
Thank you,
Kind regards, Olivia

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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2009, 02:46:31 PM »
We just bought a house in that district.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
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Re: Grampian Puma
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2009, 03:41:30 PM »
we need to go camp out with Nodoubt, go off road a bit and see what we can see.   You will have to 'take one' for the team C and sleep under canvas.


 


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