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Friday, 5 September 2008

On the trail of the beast

If you want an encounter with one of Britain's mystery big cats then your best bet is to head for Dorset. There are more sightings per head there than anywhere else in the country.

Merrily Harpur, one of the UK's leading investigators, celebrates this fact in her new book, Roaring Dorset: Encounters with Big Cats, launched this weekend at the Dorset County Show, which is being held at the Dorchester Showground.

Author of the best-selling Mystery Big Cats of 2005, Merrily has now turned to focus on her home county – aptly, she lives at Cattistock, near Dorchester – with a gazetteer of sightings over the decades and a round-up of the latest thinking on the strange phenomenon.

READ MORE - Source: Western Daily Press Friday, 5th September 2008

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