For years down here in Vic, there have been stories circulating around that 'big cats' were killing livestock in the Victorian Alps, Grampians, Otways etc. Evidence provided includes autopsies of the unfortunate bovine victims, paw prints photographs and oral testimony.
Now our erstwhile state governement is setting up a crack research unit, investigating these dreaded creatures of the night.
Legend has it that the cats might have descended from WWII mascot panthers that were kept by American troops stationed here.
So what do we think ASF members - are the big cats the stuff of legend, or is it a myth created by the 'man from snowy river' types to scare city folk?