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and another one..
« on: July 20, 2010, 06:55:07 PM »
http://www.hepburnadvocate.com.au/news/local/news/general/clunes-puma-on-the-prowl/1890168.aspx

Clunes 'puma' on the prowl
20 Jul, 2010 01:03 PM
A BIG cat resembling a puma was claimed to have been spotted off Fairview Rd in Clunes last week.
Resident Wayne Glennie said his partner had gone for her morning walk when she saw a large cat in the bushes around 9am on Wednesday.

"It had a a distinct tail of a Cougar or Puma-type cat, it was a sandy colour with the tail quite recogniseable," Mr Glennie said.

"After she had a good look at it, it made itself very scarce and sneaked off into the bush."

A fortnight ago, Mr Glennie said he saw large footprints in the same area but initially thought they belonged to a hunting dog.

"Now we seem to be putting the pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle," he said.

Council said they had no history of similar reports in the region.

"It's not an everyday occurrence but evidence suggests that they are out there for sure," Mr Glennie said.


Personally I think the footprint in the pic looks more like a dogprint..with the claw marks, cats have retracted claws..but I am not very educated in such things...

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 11:45:24 PM »
Cool. So close to us as well.
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Re: and another one..
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 11:47:28 PM »
yeah just up the road...or along the creek...

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010, 06:55:54 PM »
we should go out at dusk with one of your sheep Janine...stake it out and  with the video, LOL>  Or if you prefer we could substitute the sheep for a kid.


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Re: and another one..
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2010, 07:10:16 PM »
oh take all the kids today..please....they have cat bait written all over them

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 09:04:50 PM »
Uh - Oh.....

Headlines:  "Two crazy women use kids to bait puma in Clunes while making video from behind bushes"

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 09:06:49 PM »
would give the locals something to gossip about for a week or 2..lol

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010, 11:16:01 PM »
LOL, you are forgetting one inportant fact; cats are smart, so the puma will bypass the kids and head for the two lovely ladies behind the bushes.
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Re: and another one..
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2010, 11:36:39 PM »
yes alien, cats are smart, that's why I will be carrying a spray bottle containing watered down bleach lol


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Re: and another one..
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2010, 08:23:21 AM »
ROFL.  This would make a good reality TV show. 

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Re: and another one..
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2010, 10:15:20 PM »
I'm game!  ROFL!


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Re: and another one..
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2010, 08:41:05 AM »
I'd be a hoot.   But I don't think people would believe it, even if they saw it on video....... because they don't want to.  The cry would go up 'Oh its just a person in a puma suit'.   (I'd be a bit too round for a puma suit, so we can rule that out!)

If they're waiting for some instant proof, like a puma ripping someone's head off, they'd better not hold their breath.  I think these cats are more timid than anything and I don't think for a minute that one would intentionally put itself in the spotlight (or headlights, as it were) unless it was starving - which I doubt, or possibly totally engrossed in a chase - pursuing its dinner.   

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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2010, 03:26:19 PM »
They have proof now Salty, its just not for public consumption!  LOL


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Re: and another one..
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2010, 07:32:17 PM »
Certain big cat types will be more aggressive (eg Lions, Tigers) than other types (Pumas, Ocelots Cheetahs). Since the Pumas fall into the latter, and as Satly stated, they are timid and most likely to be secretive.

One thing is for sure; they will never go hungry in the Australian bush.
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Re: and another one..
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2010, 10:34:04 PM »
No  your right Alien, plenty of Bushwalkers!!  ROTFPMSL!


 


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