Tuesday 30 April 2013

out of places creatures in the news

Lancashire kangaroo or wallaby sighting investigated
Police in Lancashire have been looking for a mystery marsupial after people reported seeing one near Garstang.Officers heard about a kangaroo crossing a carriageway in Winmarleigh while they were running a rural crime operation in the area at the weekend.Lancashire Police's Dave Kerfoot said he had been sceptical but added that seeing a photo of the animal showed he may have been "overly suspicious".He said police were investigating where the animal was from and who owned it.

Rare sighting of sperm whales in Firth of Forth
The largest group of whales thought to have been seen travelling together in or near the Firth of Forth has been recorded from the air. The pod of 14 sperm whales was seen on Thursday heading from the island of Fidra to the Lamb, just a mile offshore at North Berwick in East Lothian.The whales then changed direction, heading towards Crail in Fife.They were reported to the Scottish Seabird Centre by microlight pilots who saw them from a height of 500ft.The whales were also spotted by Scottish Natural Heritage staff and other researchers on the Isle of May who were able to identify the whales' tail flukes, dorsal fins and plumes of spray.

Saturday 27 April 2013

Loch Ness Monster footage to be shown

Shipley man to show Loch Ness Monster footage
Chris Tate, T&A Reporter
Loch Ness Monster hunter Gordon Holmes is holding an exhibition on his astonishing efforts to find the mythical beast in celebration of Nessie’s 80th birthday existence.And it will include his world-famous footage of a mysterious aquatic shape which he filmed moving through the loch in 2007.Cryptozoologist Mr Holmes, of Shipley, has put together film and sonar studies from more than 14 research trips to create a two-week exhibition at Shipley Library from next week.
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Friday 26 April 2013

Essex monster caugth

Fisherman snares Billericay's own Loch Ness monster
By Jodie Nesling
IT'S never been caught and some even doubted its existence.Yet on April 16, a 50lb catfish known locally as the "Billericay Loch Ness monster" was finally snared by angler Peter Hudd.

Thursday 25 April 2013

Big Cats and Bears in the uk

'Big cat' Canadian lynx was on the loose in UK in 1903
By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service
A "big cat" was on the loose in the English countryside at the turn of the last century, scientists say.They believe a Canadian lynx was prowling around the fields of the South West in 1903 before being shot after attacking two dogs in Devon.Tests on the animal revealed it had probably spent some time in captivity before escaping or being set free.The animal had been donated to Bristol Museum at the time of its death and kept in its stores for decades.

Enthusiasm' for bringing bears and lynx back to Scotland
An author of a new book about a fictional attempt to reintroduce bears to Scotland says there is interest in bringing the animals back for real. Environmental campaigner Mandy Haggith was involved in a debate on bears, lynx and wolves. She said the discussions revealed an enthusiasm among those involved for the predators to be a feature of the Scottish landscape.The debate was held in Lochinver in Sutherland on Monday to mark Earth Day.The event included a visit to Inchnadamph Bone Caves where brown and polar bear remains have been found.

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Bigfoot's Foot? One giant fish rediscovered and another caught

Bigfoot’s Giant, Decomposed Paw May Have Been Uncovered in Massachusetts’ Woods (PHOTO)
by Lindsay Mannering

ESF Scientist Rediscovers Long-lost Giant Fish from Amazon
First described in 1829, species was discounted and forgotten after 1868

Giant skate: Powys angler David Griffiths' 107kg fish