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Title: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: Andy B on May 19, 2011
Big cat in Mourne Mountains (maybe)
Hi,

A bit of x-files type stuff here Big cat sightings.

I was going through some old photos and found this pic which was taken in the mourne mountains.

My curiosity was peaked by a black spot in the background and when I used Photoshop to zoom in I saw what looked like a head and two round ears!! The beast of the Mournes lives!!!!!!

Freaky.

The pics are here (cant post them here for some reason.....


http://belfastbushcraftblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/big-cat-in-mourne-mountains-maybe.html
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: 666_pack on May 19, 2011
This came up before but the link has 404'd ???

http://www.ni-wild.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=544.0

Cool pic all the same.
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: nematode on May 19, 2011
(http://thisteacherslife.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/my-risk-assessment-needs-updating.jpg?w=510&h=382)

From the Mourne Observer I think.  June 2009

Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: RedLeader on May 19, 2011
That's a pretty freaky photo Andy but I'm calling Pareidolia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia).
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: 666_pack on May 19, 2011
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Happy-face1.jpg)
like this! I can just make out Dr. Manhattan ;D
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: Eamonn on May 19, 2011
Maybe it's a black sheep. ;)
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: Grace. on May 19, 2011
Hopefully that "big cat" doesn't pop out of the bushes while everyone is on the survival weekend. You lot all standing there with a wee knife and nothing else.  :D
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: LandyLiam on May 19, 2011
will have to bring the WASP knife, then we'll have something for the BBQ  ;)
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: Grace. on May 19, 2011
What a dinner that would be! lol  ;D
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: Drongo on May 19, 2011
Bad bit of photoshopping is what I think...

Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: big chris on May 20, 2011
I found a much clearer picture  :)
(http://bestsmileys.com/cats2/17.gif)
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: Andy B on May 20, 2011
That's a pretty freaky photo Andy but I'm calling Pareidolia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia).

I agree with you mate. I dont think there any big cats here. Interesting photo though
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: Andy B on May 20, 2011
Bad bit of photoshopping is what I think...



As a photoshop professional I take offense at that..doh!

Only joking it is genuine enough
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: Mourneman on October 21, 2011
Not the mournes,although I seen some sort of creature a few years ago while I was fishing,it was about 5am dark October morning & I was fishing alone on the outskirts of downpatrick next to Hollymount wood,soon as I arrived at my usual spot my dog started growling and barking ,I looked around and seen nothing, but he kept barking so I tied him up to a tree about 20 feet from were I was fishing,I was just about to smack him when I noticed he was looking upwards into the trees,at first I thought it was a black bag caught up in the tree,"then it moved" I quickly untied my dog and walked toward this moving shape,( silly I know" ) I shined my torch at it,it was just a bit bigger that a spaniel,with black bushy tail,I picked up my fishing rod and starting banging it on the ground,it starting hissing  & coming down the tree and I can remember thinking this is totally not happening,but just as it reached near the bottom of the tree it leapt into some bushes,I quickly packed up my gear and made for the house,scary shit,I've let the loco gamekeeper see the photo I took which was a clear shot about 12 feet away,he,s never seen anything like it,the ulster museum have also seen the photos,they think it's some sort of cross breed exotic animal,anyway I've not really told anyone before
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: Mourneman on October 22, 2011
oops forgot to add photo,if anyone has an idea what this creature is let me know
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: chunk on October 22, 2011
i can positively identify this animal, as a cross breed badger x cat. ;D

strange looking creature, bet that'll make kenny carry a gun when he's out and about
Title: Re: Big cat in Mournes
Post by: Paul72 on October 24, 2011
Was it some sort of cat?