Hills Shire Times joins search for big cat
25 Oct 10 by VANESSA BRADBURY
THE search was on for the elusive big cat of the Hills on Wednesday after the recent discovery of giant paw prints in the sand near caves in Marramarra National Park at Canoelands.Hills Shire Times journalist Vanessa Bradbury and photographer Phil Rogers set out for the national park on the outskirts of the Hills with Katoomba-based cryptozoologist Rex Gilroy in a bid to find this mysterious feline which has intrigued locals for years.
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Mr Gilroy believes the national park would be the perfect setting for the big cat to roam because it has lots of caves off the main walking track and has a good source of water with Marramarra Creek.“I would not be surprised if there are two or three of these big cats here, but we really need to find conclusive evidence of this like good tracks or samples of any faeces,” he said.“There is plenty of food around with possums, foxes and even rabbits.”Our search saw us walk along the main path before getting off the beaten track and going further into the bush to find some caves and any traces of the big cat. Unfortunately no conclusive evidence was found - this time.
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