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    Big Cat Still on the Loose in Ceredigion Countryside

    31st October 2017
    Dave Parkinson

    A lynx has escaped and is on the loose in Ceredigion



    AN escaped lynx is still roaming wild in the Ceredigion countryside despite the best attempts of wildlife experts to catch it.

    The Eurasian lynx, called Lillith and about twice the size of a domestic cat, escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom some time during the past week.

    Dyfed-Powys Police has urged members of the public not to approach the big cat as it could become aggressive if cornered and have asked members of the public to remain vigilant.

    Bait traps have been set up to try to catch the big cat but so far she has eluded them all. Keepers have tranquiliser darts to hand as a last resort.


    Ceredigion County Council officers closed the park on Monday "for public safety".

    Big cat still on the loose in Ceredigion countryside | Tivyside Advertiser

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    They're trying to reintroduce these to the wild, so I guess the idea is that the cats will all be cooperative with the aims about where they hang out.

    Wish them luck with that.

    This is one jumped a very high electric fence apparently,

    Guessing the Tivyside Advertiser doesn't go in for sensationalism.

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    Lynx spray a sure wow with gran's in cardigan

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    Fuck me, we moan at the natives for shooting tigers but at home we shit ourselves when a fucking Lynx goes feral!

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    It is a bit stupid. It used to be a native animal and there are plans to reintroduce it to Scotland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    It is a bit stupid. It used to be a native animal and there are plans to reintroduce it to Scotland.
    Bit of a hike from Wales to Scotland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Bit of a hike from Wales to Scotland.
    Eh? It's only about 400 miles. Were you brought up in a very, very small country?


    BTW http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-31793404

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    " This has turned into a cat fight, meow "

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Eh? It's only about 400 miles. Were you brought up in a very, very small country?


    BTW Call for landowners to host wild lynx in Wales - BBC News
    Since when was 650 odd km not "a bit of a hike"?
    Come on Bob, rather than dig yourself deeper, admit it, your's was a stupid suggestion that a cat roaming the middle of Wales is not a problem because some 700 kms (or more) away they are wanting to re-introduce them.
    Pretty dumb. I guess the lone cat has a compass and realises it should be heading north and has to leap over Hadrian's Wall where it will be welcomed.

    (And, anticipating that you've got nothing else, no need to make some factual comment about Hadrian's Wall....I mentioned it sarcastically).

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    No dog in this one (and completely off-topic) but did you know that NZ is larger by land area than the UK? Something like 270,000 sq.m cf. 240,000 sq.m.

    I was quite surprised to learn that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    No dog in this one (and completely off-topic) but did you know that NZ is larger by land area than the UK? Something like 270,000 sq.m cf. 240,000 sq.m.

    I was quite surprised to learn that.
    And there are one-family farms ("cattle stations" or "sheep stations") in Australia bigger than England.

    Yeah, it was an odd comment about "very very small country". I can't see the point of it.
    My country's bigger than yours?
    OK Bob.

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    I think your stat might actually surprise more kiwis than Brits, ant.

    The UK feels like quite a small place, while we picture NZ as more rugged, wild and spacious.

    Obviously that's just an image, since the difference in size is not that pronounced.

    That's my take anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille
    I think your stat might actually surprise more kiwis than Brits, ant.
    You're probably right. I could see NZ being bigger than England, Wales etc. but I'd just always assumed the UK in totality was bigger.

    Anyways it's just my mildly interesting (but actually not really) bit of trivia for the day.

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    Probably fit all your countries into Nunavut alone...Heh...

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    Daft story, a lynx is not a big cat. The locals might note a few chickens and chihuahuas going missing in the days ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    You're probably right. I could see NZ being bigger than England, Wales etc. but I'd just always assumed the UK in totality was bigger.

    Anyways it's just my mildly interesting (but actually not really) bit of trivia for the day.
    We Have Been Misled By An Erroneous Map Of The World For 500 Years

    The true size of the world - Geographical

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/1228...d-this-is-why/

    http://www.businessinsider.com/merca...ection-2013-12

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    No dog in this one (and completely off-topic) but did you know that NZ is larger by land area than the UK? Something like 270,000 sq.m cf. 240,000 sq.m.

    I was quite surprised to learn that.
    I'm surprised you're surprised , explains why kiwis are so broad minded

    Interestingly Honshu Japan a unique society on opp side of Eurasian landmass is similar size to GB, together similar to Thailand.


    GB mainland c80k sq miles not sure any self respecting cat would visit Canvey Island despite it's fabulous views of Grain,Gravesend and the dagenham discharges.
    Off course to have a soul controlled by geography is the last refuge .

    Flag waving , patriotism are almost up there with religion in psychopathy, here we rag each other mainly Englsih speakers but most have chosen and are tolerated by our hosts.The angry lynxes here seem to be those in the sandpit saving up for free pussy.

    Any bright deodarant firm would be signing this Fleece-Moggy up for a Lynx ad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Since when was 650 odd km not "a bit of a hike"?
    Come on Bob, rather than dig yourself deeper, admit it, your's was a stupid suggestion that a cat roaming the middle of Wales is not a problem because some 700 kms (or more) away they are wanting to re-introduce them.
    Pretty dumb. I guess the lone cat has a compass and realises it should be heading north and has to leap over Hadrian's Wall where it will be welcomed.

    (And, anticipating that you've got nothing else, no need to make some factual comment about Hadrian's Wall....I mentioned it sarcastically).
    A lynx roaming the wilds of Wales is not a problem because its only a lynx, not a sodding lion. A lynx is about the size of Bagpuss.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Daft story, a lynx is not a big cat. The locals might note a few chickens and chihuahuas going missing in the days ahead.
    If you've been up close and personal with a Lynx you'd shite yourself and head away from the hills.

    It's a big pussy, i suggest you strap a ladder on your back

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    my fear of big pussies made me leave the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    A lynx roaming the wilds of Wales is not a problem because its only a lynx, not a sodding lion.
    Yeah, but you said the concern was stupid because they want to re-introduce them to Scotland, then scoffed when I said Scotland is a bit of a hike.
    Then you said "It's only 400 miles", reinforcing your contention that a feral Welsh lynx fits in with Scotland's plans and the Welsh should stop worrying.

    I did suggest you don't dig yourself in deeper.

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    It was common to see lynx in the UK was I was a lad. No big deal.




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    The Huge terrifying man eater cat, that had Welsh living in more fear than the Yourkshire Ripper created, has been SHOT
    dead.

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    The huge terrifying man eater cat which is being reintroduced into the wild in the UK.



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    Borth zoo lynx killing defended by Ceredigion council

    A council which ordered an escaped Eurasian lynx to be shot dead by a marksman has defended its decision.


    Ceredigion council said it sought expert advice before ordering Lilleth be 'humanely destroyed' on Friday.


    She escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom, near Aberystwyth, three weeks ago and on Saturday the zoo's owners said they were "outraged".


    Meanwhile, Dyfed-Powys Police said it was investigating threats against the marksman.


    In a statement on Sunday evening, the council said Lilleth was "not afraid of humans" and had entered a populated area.


    They said that the shooting had been approved beforehand by the police, the Welsh government and the chief veterinary officer for Wales.


    A council spokeswoman said: "It was not possible to assess the condition or temperament of the lynx but there were concerns about its likely behavioural response if it was startled or inadvertently confronted by a member of the public, especially by a young child.


    "It must be remembered that the lynx is classified in legislation as 'dangerous and wild' and the authorities were dealing with an unmanaged escape situation."


    She added that using a tranquiliser instead was "specifically discussed" but the terrain and vegetation in the area meant they were told it was "not an option".


    She said: "On other occasions and in different circumstances it may be fitting to attempt to tranquilise an escaped animal but, based on the factors involved with this incident, it was decided that it was not appropriate."


    The council has been investigating the animal's escape "to establish whether there have been any breaches of the operating licence and other related matters".


    She is believed to have escaped after making a "giant leap" over an electrified fence.


    There had been a number of sightings but she evaded capture and was at one point thought to be hiding in bushes near the zoo.


    Ceredigion council and Dyfed-Powys Police said they had tried a "range of measures" to capture the Lynx, including baited traps.


    The local authority has previously said it would carry out an inspection of the zoo later this month.


    Borth zoo lynx killing defended by Ceredigion council - BBC News

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