Monday, February 23, 2004

Big-cat sightings

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit mentions with skepticism that there have been cougar sightings in upstate New York (I didn't follow the link because newspapers that require registration are another of my microboycotts). That reminded me of this article about big-cat sightings in England. This kind of thing, and studies of Bigfoot sightings, etc. is sometimes called cryptozoology and it's a lot of fun to read this stuff. Sure, the most likely explanation of these big-cat sightings is a mixed bag of a few escapees and a lot of mistaken sightings of housecats in hard-to-see conditions. But what fun is that?

PS: Yes, I know the cat in the picture is a lynx, not a cougar.

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