Sunday, February 20, 2005

Cyclist meets big cat
Melbourne - Herald - Sun17 feb 2005

AUTHORITIES are investigating a report that a big cat stalked a cyclist near Lorne.

Mountain biker Nicholas Pearce told police he saw a large black cat in Bambra State Forest on Tuesday. Sen-Constable Simon Paliaga said Mr Pearce, 24, saw the black cat coming towards him when he got off his bike for a drink.

"Mr Pearce was visibly shaken and upset when he relayed his tale," Sen-Constable Paliaga said.

The Department of Sustainability and Environment is investigating the incident.

This latest big cat sighting follows 15 mysterious footprints found on a Blairgowrie Beach and an amateur video of a reported big cat in December.