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Did a teen see a large cat in Myakka
City? Or something much less — or more?

Bradenton Herald [Florida], by Hannah Morse

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Posted By:Hazymac, 11/10/2017 3:48:32 PM

MANATEE - The investigation into unconfirmed reports of a large cat or tiger roaming around East Manatee County continued Friday. An off-duty Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy was contacted Thursday evening by a Myakka City woman, said sheriff’s office spokesman Dave Bristow. “A teenager told their mother that they saw what they thought were large cats,” off of Crosby Road, Bristow said. Although deputies and officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission canvassed the area, Bristow said, no large cats or tigers were found. FWC is leading the investigation. “What the teenager saw is we don’t know,” Bristow said. “She

Let us hope that owners of big cat farms have their animals squared away. A loose tiger would be quite a problem. Most likely any large cat spotted would be a bobcat. Florida panthers (aka mountain lions, pumas), after seeing their numbers dwindle to 15-20 sickly, inbred animals in 1990 saw their breeding stock improved by Texas pumas, and their population is increasing and spreading. In 1982 I saw one in the East Lake Woodlands acreage. Frightened us both.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: greggojo, 11/10/2017 5:47:51 PM     (No. 11448105)

This is the statement made by the county sherrif:

“A teenager told their mother that they saw what they thought were large cats,” off of Crosby Road, Bristow said."

Notice the bizarre use of pronouns by the spokesperson. So, thanks to the totally whacky left, now, our language is clouded to give ambiguous meaning based on the left´s science-free decision that sex is something that doesn´t actually exist outside someone´s current preference. These people are nuts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Zarin, 11/10/2017 11:16:31 PM     (No. 11448351)

OK I´m wondering if this is the incident I heard about on the radio today [I was on the road half the day] - where someone thought he saw a cheetah running around loose. It was actually smaller exotic cat - about the size of a small bobcat. The officers said it came to them & was quite friendly so they took it to a big cat shelter. Somebody likely did not have a license to own it and when it escaped just kept quiet?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 11/11/2017 12:57:54 PM     (No. 11448890)

The wife and I saw a mountain lion here in eastern KS about 20 years ago. The KS game folks tell us that there are definitely no mtn lions in KS.

Oh, OK, sure glad to hear that. I wonder what that tan cat as tall as the guard rail he passed behind as he crossed the road, with the tail as long as his body was? Must have just been a house cat, I guess.

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