Wednesday, 28 July 2010
A lion in the Outback?
During the compilation of the opus that is Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of Panthers,authors Michael Williams and Rebecca Lang were handed lots of intriguing video footage - and possibly one of the most puzzling was that of what appears to be a lioness roaming the Northern territory Outback.
'Shot' by NT resident Jan Donovan, this still from the footage (which featured this week on the front page of the Northern Territory News) could lend weight to the notion feral exotic cats are running around in Australia's wilderness.
You might recall the case of the recently shot pygmy hippo in the Top End, which appears to have been an escapee from a private zoo.
What do you think?
We'd love to hear your thoughts - and if you have a photograph or video footage, we'd be happy to have a look and venture an opinion.