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ARE MYSTERIOUS LARGE CATS killing livestock and stalking the wilds of Australia? Dr. David Waldron returns to MonsterTalk to discuss his research on alien big cats down under: Snarls from the Tea-Tree: Big Cat Folklore, co-written with Simon Townsend.

David Waldron and Simon Townsend describe the history and evidence for strange misplaced large cats reported in Australia. Farm animals are being killed — but what is the culprit? Zoo escapees? Unknown native cats? Giant feral cats? From folklore to fact, Snarls from the Tea Tree gives a meticulous historical timeline of reports of these animals. In cryptozoology, these kinds of reports are often called “Alien Big Cats” or “ABCs.” Waldron was previously on MonsterTalk to discuss black dog legends of England.

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