[Taxacom] big cat near Paris

Fred Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Fri Nov 14 10:05:16 CST 2014

Quoting Richard Jensen <rjensen at saintmarys.edu>:

> Something similar happened in the US some years back.  Turned out to be a
> large house cat!  If I recall correctly, there was also an incident in
> England with the same answer.

* ditto in eastern Ontario a few years back, when a photo of a large  
domestic Cat was published in the newspaper with the implication that  
it might be a Cougar - and in a neighbour's backyard where the  
Ministry of Natural Resources affirmed that a photo, clearly of a  
Domestic Cat, was likely a Cougar.

> These remind me of something that happened here (Notre Dame is in northern
> Indiana) about 20 years ago.  I was in our campus library when a man came
> rushing in to report that he had spotted a wolverine outside the library.
> That would have been a quite unusual occurrence and I walked out to take a
> look.  The wolverine (I was quite sure he had not seen one) was only a
> large fat groundhog.
> Cheers,
> Dick
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 10:25 AM, Kenneth Kinman <kinman at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>        There's been a lot of news coverage about a small "tiger" roaming
>> around near Paris.  Authorities now say that it is not a tiger, but they
>> are not sure what species it is.  There is apparently only that one very
>> fuzzy picture of it, but it sort of looks like it might be a European
>> lynx.  Can't tell if it has tufts of hair on its ears or not.  Any other
>> possibilities what it might be?
>>           --------------Ken
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