Beast of Trowbridge spotted in Winsley

Wiltshire Times: Suspected beast of Trowbridge Suspected beast of Trowbridge

A Winsley couple had quite a shock when they encountered the infamous beast of Trowbridge on Saturday morning.

Herbert and Doreen Smith were walking in Murhill Woods, at around 10.30am, when they spotted the big black cat.

Down the years, the creature, which has been described as being a puma or a panther, has been spotted in Trowbridge, Staverton and Westbury Leigh amongst others places.

Mr Smith, 71, who lives in Winsley, said: “Our first impression was sheer astonishment, we really could not believe our eyes at what we were seeing. The animal was eating what we believe it had just caught.

“There was a lot of rabbits about so I expect it was having breakfast. I was about 20ft away from it whilst it was eating, it looked up at me for a couple of seconds then resumed eating.

"If it wasn't for my wife tugging at my arm to get me out of there, I would of stayed observing this magnificent animal.”

For the full story, see this Friday’s Wiltshire Times.

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4:43pm Wed 14 Aug 13

Darned_peasants says...

Morons.
Morons. Darned_peasants

7:48am Thu 15 Aug 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

Did it catch the 264 from Trowbridge perhaps - alighting half way down Winsley Hill?
Did it catch the 264 from Trowbridge perhaps - alighting half way down Winsley Hill? Mrs Donnyfly

10:02am Thu 15 Aug 13

MakesUwonder says...

It looks like a dog to me.....
It looks like a dog to me..... MakesUwonder

8:19pm Thu 15 Aug 13

Ruby Flicker says...

It's a dog for sure!
It's a dog for sure! Ruby Flicker

9:04pm Thu 15 Aug 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

With these alleged sightings of big cats why is the beast always black - never spotted or striped - and any photo unclear?
With these alleged sightings of big cats why is the beast always black - never spotted or striped - and any photo unclear? Mrs Donnyfly

7:52am Fri 16 Aug 13

frankie007 says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
With these alleged sightings of big cats why is the beast always black - never spotted or striped - and any photo unclear?
It was spotted. By Herbert & Doreen.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: With these alleged sightings of big cats why is the beast always black - never spotted or striped - and any photo unclear?[/p][/quote]It was spotted. By Herbert & Doreen. frankie007

3:05pm Fri 16 Aug 13

GME says...

Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle!

Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them.
Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle! Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them. GME

10:15am Sat 17 Aug 13

beetawix says...

GME wrote:
Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle!

Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them.
Daily Mail says Murhill is in Trowbridge, incompetent goons.
[quote][p][bold]GME[/bold] wrote: Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle! Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them.[/p][/quote]Daily Mail says Murhill is in Trowbridge, incompetent goons. beetawix

10:42am Sat 17 Aug 13

medievalvillager says...

beetawix wrote:
GME wrote:
Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle!

Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them.
Daily Mail says Murhill is in Trowbridge, incompetent goons.
Daily Telegraph in a lemming like fashion have followed the Daily Mail and stated that Murhill is in Trowbridge. It is in Winsley which is at least 6 miles away.
[quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GME[/bold] wrote: Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle! Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them.[/p][/quote]Daily Mail says Murhill is in Trowbridge, incompetent goons.[/p][/quote]Daily Telegraph in a lemming like fashion have followed the Daily Mail and stated that Murhill is in Trowbridge. It is in Winsley which is at least 6 miles away. medievalvillager

12:27pm Sat 17 Aug 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

medievalvillager wrote:
beetawix wrote:
GME wrote:
Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle!

Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them.
Daily Mail says Murhill is in Trowbridge, incompetent goons.
Daily Telegraph in a lemming like fashion have followed the Daily Mail and stated that Murhill is in Trowbridge. It is in Winsley which is at least 6 miles away.
Murhill isn't in Winsley - it isn't 'in' anywhere. Anyway, it's nearer to Limpley Stoke than Winsley.
[quote][p][bold]medievalvillager[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GME[/bold] wrote: Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle! Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them.[/p][/quote]Daily Mail says Murhill is in Trowbridge, incompetent goons.[/p][/quote]Daily Telegraph in a lemming like fashion have followed the Daily Mail and stated that Murhill is in Trowbridge. It is in Winsley which is at least 6 miles away.[/p][/quote]Murhill isn't in Winsley - it isn't 'in' anywhere. Anyway, it's nearer to Limpley Stoke than Winsley. Mrs Donnyfly

8:40am Sun 18 Aug 13

he of one braincell says...

The photo looks identical to the one in the link below, albeit reversed. This 'cougar' photo supposedly appeared in the States a few years ago.

http://www.michiganc
ougar.com/black.htm

(info thanks to a contributor in another local paper)

so definitely a hoax for winsley / murhill or wherever locally then.
The photo looks identical to the one in the link below, albeit reversed. This 'cougar' photo supposedly appeared in the States a few years ago. http://www.michiganc ougar.com/black.htm (info thanks to a contributor in another local paper) so definitely a hoax for winsley / murhill or wherever locally then. he of one braincell

11:37am Sun 18 Aug 13

medievalvillager says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
medievalvillager wrote:
beetawix wrote:
GME wrote:
Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle!

Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them.
Daily Mail says Murhill is in Trowbridge, incompetent goons.
Daily Telegraph in a lemming like fashion have followed the Daily Mail and stated that Murhill is in Trowbridge. It is in Winsley which is at least 6 miles away.
Murhill isn't in Winsley - it isn't 'in' anywhere. Anyway, it's nearer to Limpley Stoke than Winsley.
Murhill is a hamlet 'in' the Civil Parish of Winsley.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]medievalvillager[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GME[/bold] wrote: Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle! Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them.[/p][/quote]Daily Mail says Murhill is in Trowbridge, incompetent goons.[/p][/quote]Daily Telegraph in a lemming like fashion have followed the Daily Mail and stated that Murhill is in Trowbridge. It is in Winsley which is at least 6 miles away.[/p][/quote]Murhill isn't in Winsley - it isn't 'in' anywhere. Anyway, it's nearer to Limpley Stoke than Winsley.[/p][/quote]Murhill is a hamlet 'in' the Civil Parish of Winsley. medievalvillager

12:02pm Sun 18 Aug 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

medievalvillager wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
medievalvillager wrote:
beetawix wrote:
GME wrote:
Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle!

Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them.
Daily Mail says Murhill is in Trowbridge, incompetent goons.
Daily Telegraph in a lemming like fashion have followed the Daily Mail and stated that Murhill is in Trowbridge. It is in Winsley which is at least 6 miles away.
Murhill isn't in Winsley - it isn't 'in' anywhere. Anyway, it's nearer to Limpley Stoke than Winsley.
Murhill is a hamlet 'in' the Civil Parish of Winsley.
It may well come under the civil parish of Winsley for administrative purposes, but that doesn't make it 'in' Winsley.

Houses in the hamlet include Limpley Stoke in their address, not Winsley.
[quote][p][bold]medievalvillager[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]medievalvillager[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GME[/bold] wrote: Nice one Frankie007 . . . gave me a chuckle! Now being reported in the Daily Mail on-line and most commentators are saying it looks like a black German Shepherd/Alsatian to them.[/p][/quote]Daily Mail says Murhill is in Trowbridge, incompetent goons.[/p][/quote]Daily Telegraph in a lemming like fashion have followed the Daily Mail and stated that Murhill is in Trowbridge. It is in Winsley which is at least 6 miles away.[/p][/quote]Murhill isn't in Winsley - it isn't 'in' anywhere. Anyway, it's nearer to Limpley Stoke than Winsley.[/p][/quote]Murhill is a hamlet 'in' the Civil Parish of Winsley.[/p][/quote]It may well come under the civil parish of Winsley for administrative purposes, but that doesn't make it 'in' Winsley. Houses in the hamlet include Limpley Stoke in their address, not Winsley. Mrs Donnyfly

11:39pm Mon 19 Aug 13

beetawix says...

The beast probably does not give a feline **** where Murhill or any other place is.
The beast probably does not give a feline **** where Murhill or any other place is. beetawix

7:36am Tue 20 Aug 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

beetawix wrote:
The beast probably does not give a feline **** where Murhill or any other place is.
Why did it go there then?
[quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: The beast probably does not give a feline **** where Murhill or any other place is.[/p][/quote]Why did it go there then? Mrs Donnyfly

7:45am Tue 20 Aug 13

he of one braincell says...

It didn't go there.. it decided to stay in the States
- warmer, easier to work out which village you're prowling near, etc.
It didn't go there.. it decided to stay in the States - warmer, easier to work out which village you're prowling near, etc. he of one braincell

11:04pm Tue 20 Aug 13

beetawix says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
beetawix wrote:
The beast probably does not give a feline **** where Murhill or any other place is.
Why did it go there then?
because its an idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: The beast probably does not give a feline **** where Murhill or any other place is.[/p][/quote]Why did it go there then?[/p][/quote]because its an idiot. beetawix

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