Monday, March 21, 2005


Big cat sighting
20 Mar 2005

TWO police officers on their way to work near Colac in western Victoria are the latest in a long line of people to have seen the area's big cat.

Sen-Constables Graham Honey and Greg Bakker were driving on the western outskirts of Birregurra late last month when the creature ran across the road in front of their car. "It was about ten metres in front of the vehicle and we both had a decent look at it," Sen-Constable Honey told the Sunday Herald Sun.

Sen-Constable Honey said he and his colleague had not gone public with their sighting until they read of similar accounts shortly afterwards.

"We've had our legs pulled about it by our mates. Why would you invent something like this? I can get my name in the paper any time through my job," he said.

Big cat researcher Michael Moss is planning to set up a state-of-the-art night camera in the Birregurra area this month to catch the big cat on film.