07 June 2006
This incredible photograph was taken by a Bridport Radio member Joy Adamson last weekend "I was just walking home from the pub and outside St Swithuns church I saw what at first I thought was a labrador coming out of the gates, as it came closer I noticed it was not a dog at all but a big cat, I managed to take a picture with my camera phone before it ran off up North Allington"
A local wildlife expert comments "Sightings of these big cats are on the increase we used to think they escaped from private zoos or circuses·but the feeling now is that they are born free. We are asking all members of the community to look out for these animals and to report them along with any evidence to bridportradio and also to www.dorsetbigcats.org "
D'oh a Deer
It may be these carnivores are following prey animals into the town, as shown by this photo from Bridport Radio member Bungle taken at 5.30am last Sunday in Vicky grove.
Bridport Radio member Denzlepob has sent in this picture of a giant owl intimidating customers in a local hostelry. Giant owls are being introduced in a scheme to drive off troublesome Herring Gulls but are now becoming problems themselves after reports of them carrying off small children.
Leviathan of Lyme Bay
Bridport Radio Mayor Waldorf & Stadtler stands and watches, as dozens of holiday makers are mauled by the “Lyme Bay Leviathan”. When asked why the mayor had not intervened, he responded “Well I was about to rush to their assistance but I noticed the England Flag beach towel handing from the beasts jaws. At first I though that perhaps the beast was German, but then I realised that he was just a concerned citizen, enraged by the sight of yet another England flag.”
Mr Leviathan is to be appointed as Mayoral Assistant and will be empowered with all Mayoral official duties in the absence of Waldorf & Stadtler. Mr Leviathan said “GRRRRRR, ARRRGHHUUURRRGGGG, GrRRRRAAAGGGGGGHHA” which we assume means he is very happy with his new position.
Our antipodean cousins in Bridport, Tasmania have been trying to solve our seagull problem by introducing the vicious Tasmanian Devil into the (equally vicious) Herring Gull nests in the hope of decimating their numbers. Problems arose when they decided to gene pool their resources resulting in the creature you see here, the voracious "Sea Devil". People are being warned by the Dept of Genetic Engineering Exceptions (DoGEE) not to approach these animals, especially when they are feeding.
The Bats Bigfoot
Here's a snap taken accidently when I was fiddling with my new camera. Although my wife was driving she swears that she saw nothing at the time. At first I thought it was just one of those accidental piccys and waste of a frame, but on closer inspection I was amazed to see what appears to be BIGFOOT crossing the road in West Street. I was so surprised and shocked when I saw it, after all there is a pedestrian crossing up by the town hall and one outside the Post Office! From Bridport Radio member The Bat