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For thinking that this is just a bloody cat?

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TheGMF Fri 14-Nov-14 12:42:46

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30035666

A women says she saw a tiger in supermarket car park near Paris.

a) no one else saw it.
b) no tigers have been reported missing.
c) it looks like a cat.

Vitalstatistix Fri 14-Nov-14 12:44:01

Looks like a moggie to me but it's hard to tell because there is nothing that gives you an idea of scale.

Vitalstatistix Fri 14-Nov-14 12:44:55

Although the report does say the tracks have been identified as those of a young tiger, so who knows.

WalkingInMemphis Fri 14-Nov-14 12:45:11

I disagree that it looks like a cat, it looks far too thick/heavy around the neck IMO.

BertieBotts Fri 14-Nov-14 12:46:30

It does look pretty heavy around the neck.

If you owned an illegal tiger would you report it missing? I think not...

IrianofWay Fri 14-Nov-14 12:46:32

To me it looks like a fairly chunky tom cat.

BertieBotts Fri 14-Nov-14 12:49:35

It could just have its fur puffed up like they do when they're trying to scare something/someone off. But then I think the ears would be pricked.

Joolsy Fri 14-Nov-14 12:50:25

You cant really tell from the pic one way or the other

PetiteRaleuse Fri 14-Nov-14 12:53:30

There have been several witnesses and tracks picked up. Might be a smaller big cat but I don't think it is a domestic cat.

TheGMF Fri 14-Nov-14 12:53:59

I think if you're going to go about saying you've seen a tiger then the least you can do is get a decent pic of it! grin

WalkingInMemphis Fri 14-Nov-14 12:58:11

I think the lack of a visible tail makes it look less domestic too.

Domestic cats generally walk with their tails up, big cats not so much.

Petitgrain Fri 14-Nov-14 12:59:32

That is a cat. She's attention seeking/a fool.

Winterbells Fri 14-Nov-14 12:59:51

They've decided it is not a tiger but another big cat. I think it's ears are too pointy to be a tiger. Maybe a cougar? Definitely an escaped exotic pet.

BinarySolo Fri 14-Nov-14 13:01:14

The ears look more rounded like a tiger's. Difficult to tell without an idea of scale but surely the tracks make for compelling evidence.

BinarySolo Fri 14-Nov-14 13:02:37

Xpost winter! I think the ears are too rounded for a domestic cat!

GoodboyBindleFeatherstone Fri 14-Nov-14 13:05:04

Looks like my mum's moggy, but they don't live in France. It looks like the same build as a British Blue.

ReggieJones Fri 14-Nov-14 13:05:21

Very difficult to see, poor lighting and no sense of scale. I did see a tiger in a French Supermarket car park once but it was in a cage and part of a circus smile

steff13 Fri 14-Nov-14 13:05:35

I don't know, it's very husky looking for a housecat.

lostinindia Fri 14-Nov-14 13:07:50

Its a cat.

ThunderAndLightning Fri 14-Nov-14 13:11:24

I think it is a lynx, weren't they reintroduced to France and Germany? It could have crossed borders. Not to mention illegal hunts that put them there. I also think it's ears aren't rounded enough to be a tiger.

canweseethebunnies Fri 14-Nov-14 13:52:32

Looks like a cat to me.

bruffin Fri 14-Nov-14 14:05:26

If you look at a larger picture its more tiger like. The "cat" is actually looking away from the camera and its the back of the head you are looking at.

TheSpottedZebra Fri 14-Nov-14 14:08:22

It's just like the Essex lion story, and picture isn't it? roar, bruv

And that turned out to be a... cat.

OfaFrenchMind Fri 14-Nov-14 14:09:02

It's the new Bete du Gevaudan. Obviously. Soon, we will have shepherds dropping like flies.

googoodolly Fri 14-Nov-14 14:09:56

It's too big for a cat and too thick in the neck. It looks a bit like an Ocelot or one of the smaller "big cats." They've said it's not a domestic moggie anyway, the tracks are too big.

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