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Big cat sighting in Otways
« on: September 21, 2008, 10:46:58 PM »
Big cat sighting in Otways

Danny Lannen


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Digg this Post to Post to Newsvine Post to Facebook LORNE visitor Simon Raik-Allen said he would think twice about hiking in Otway forest after having seen a puma-like cat near Erskine Falls.

Mr Raik-Allen said he was startled by the sighting 100 metres away in clear conditions on Erskine Falls Road at 5.30am.

``When I saw it I thought what the hell is a panther doing in Australia,'' Mr Raik-Allen said.

He estimated the cat, with long looping tail, was about 1.5 metres long and half a metre high.

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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