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We often take comfort here in New Zealand that we have no natural predators, on land at least. But that comfort might be just an illusion – an illusion that could be about to shatter.
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10/06/2007 10:52:48 a.m.
There has been to many sightings for there not to be anything in this story. If a team of people go serching for this animal I hope they dont go with intentions of shooting them with a gun. It would be nice to think they could shoot them with a camera.
10/06/2007 10:15:21 a.m.
The pictures of dead giant cats in the broadcast are plain evidence that animals left to their own devices in the wild can indeed grow to enormous sizes, it's not science fiction just a simple fact of nature. Possibly an imported breed from early settlers, highly unlikely it's a panther (the medias way of causing a sensation). Popular theory was that the megamouth shark had been extinct for millions of years, then in 1976 someone caught one, meaning although unseen there must have been thousands and thousands to keep the species alive. Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction, and sometimes those facts are a little to sensible and boring so a whirlwind of hype is created. Would be a shame if someone shot one and killed the mystery once and for all, the truth would dissapoint many.
9/06/2007 10:41:01 p.m.
well,, there is some pretty dense bush in the south, that you'd never find a well hidden animal in,, but a panthers life span is only about 12years,, so if its true,, there must be more than one... if they were bought over by miners, & station owners,, wouldnt that be stupid,, they would pose a huge threat to their own livestock wouldnt they?
9/06/2007 7:40:51 p.m.
9/06/2007 7:21:42 p.m.
You go, 'Black Cat'. Don't let them catch you. :-)
9/06/2007 6:47:13 p.m.
Patty the pumpkin, Wellington wrote:
Anyone who believes that such a creature exsists in the South Island should tie themselves to a post and come down from whatever substance they are on.
9/06/2007 6:13:13 p.m.
Helen Clark should fund a trip down there for me, I'll shoot it
9/06/2007 5:26:56 p.m.
Sorry John, no Moas, the maoris killed them all.
9/06/2007 3:12:56 p.m.
I have definatly seen this cat late one night driving to Queenstown from Christchurch. I believe there is not just one & there is no point being concerned. It would be approximatly 18 mounths ago I recall seeing it on the road I was confused as it was considerably larger & faster than a dog. There have been sighting of salt water crocodiles 100 miles out to sea off Queensland & they are slowly drifting south as the sea warms up. It's conceiveable they eventualy get to NZ in 50 years!
9/06/2007 3:12:35 p.m.
haha what a crock of crap.if there was this so called big black cat,why cant anyone find it,why dont they gety some hunters togeether an track it down,its a stupid myth an people are tryin to get attention
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