Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 7th, 2009
Full Moon: June 7, 2009; 18:12 Universal Time.
Police pull out a lion from a lake after the animal made a futile attempt to escape the People’s Park in Rudong, Jiangsu province, China, on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. The lion had sprinted down to the end of the park driveway, with unprepared security guards on its tail, plunged into a canal and started swimming. The police shot the lion with three tranquilizing darts to recapture him. Photo by Li Gen/China Daily, June 5, 2009.
Meanwhile, in India…
Srinagar, June 6: A six-year-old boy was killed and another person was injured in attacks by wild animals in separate incidents in Baramulla district, India, police said today, June 6, 2009.
Shafqat (6) was killed by a leopard at village Vassan-Tairpora, 60 kms from here, last evening, June 5, they said.
In a separate incident, a villager identified as Mohammad Yousuf (55) was attacked by a bear while he was working in his fields at Khodalan-Nowshera, 100 kms from here, yesterday, June 5, the police said.
Yousuf, who was critically injured in the attack, was shifted to GMC hospital for treatment. PTI Indopia, June 6, 2009.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.