Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Surrey puma sighting

On Sunday 23rd October 2011 at 9:00 pm a motorist named Tim was travelling on the A25 between Wescott and Dorking when a large animal, resembling a puma, and measuring approximately 4-ft in length, and sporting a long tail, crossed the road. Sightings of the so-called Surrey puma still persist, several decades after the original mystery came to light during the 1960s. The mystery hit national headlines in the '60s but since then the legendary beast has been relegated to folklore. The puma - also known as the mountain lion and cougar, is native to the United States and Canada, and in the wild can live for around thirteen years. The fact that there's been a recent sighting near Dorking proves that such animals must have bred when many individual cats were released during the 1970s and '80s after the introduction of the Dangerous Wild Animals Act.

Monday, 24 October 2011


MYSTERY ANIMALS OF THE BRITISH ISLES: LONDON By Neil Arnold, published by the CFZ, is now available. The long wait is finally over. This much anticipated book is the first of its kind to venture forth into the concrete jungle of England's capital city and unravel fantastic, yet true tales of monsters and mysterious beasts. From yarns spun pertaining to strange creatures in the River Thames, to odd things-a-flutter in the skies of the city. Supernatural animals, beasts escaping from menageries, sightings of exotic cats such as leopards and lynx and the Surrey puma, and not forgetting a whole host of weird and wonderful arcane animals cast from the Ark. MYSTERY ANIMALS OF...LONDON weighs in at more than 300 pages, is richly illustrated and indexed, and proves once and for all that the greenest corners, dankest sewers, and darkest streets can still harbour all manner of elusive and out of place creatures. So, if you're thrilled, or repulsed by tales of flesh-eating giant rats, prowling alligators, blood-sucking fish, rampant wolves, swooping eagles and vultures, ghostly lions, spectral bears, phantom chickens and real life vampires, then MYSTERY ANIMALS OF...LONDON is perfect for campfires constructed on a crisp autumnal night. The book is available from Amazon and all good bookshops