Suburban Tigers

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 19th, 2009

New, never before broadcast…

Wednesday August 19th 2009 at 9 PM Eastern / 8 PM Central on HISTORY, then again, at 1 AM Eastern.

Large cats are prowling parts of America and they may have a taste for flesh. Witnesses in New York State say they are seeing big black cats that may be stalking and killing the deer population. However, from the big cat family, only jaguars and leopards appear black and neither species is native to the eastern United States. Is the mind, as skeptics suggest, simply playing tricks? Or could dangerous escaped exotic cats be on the loose? An all star MonsterQuest team of trackers, scientists and technicians deploys the latest in surveillance equipment in search of proof of whatever monster is out there – before it kills.

Quite by coincidence, considering the recent alleged feral dog pack killing of the Georgia couple, the following episode of the program is being repeated at 8 PM Eastern and then again at Midnight:

MonsterQuest : The Real Cujo
Dogs are known as man’s best friend, but now canines are striking fear into many who report attacks by predatory packs. Originally descended from wolves, domesticated dogs were brought to the United States 12,000 years ago and used as aggressive protectors. Today, more and more dogs are being turned loose on the streets and returning to their wild roots. These feral dogs are attacking people. Now, MonsterQuest launches a search to follow these ferals, using state of the art cameras to uncover where they live and how dangerous they are to man.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

4 Responses to “Suburban Tigers”

  1. JMonkey responds:

    I just can’t wait. I love MQ. Well I hope this one is as good as some of the others.

  2. cryptidsrus responds:

    I guess some of the “experts” (i.e., wildlife biologists who spend most of their time indoors) in MQ will roll out the standard “escaped pet” explanation to cover nearly all the sightings. Oh well. I’m still looking forward to the episode. And thanks, Loren, for the “Cujo” reminder.

  3. cryptidsrus responds:

    Also hope the “Feral Dog” mystery in Georgia is solved.

  4. Quacker1 responds:

    So far, it’s just another case of “There’s no such thing as melanistic cougars,” followed by an eyewitnesses, “Yuh-huh! I seen it,” followed by a team of MQ researchers wandering around the woods for a cougar that isn’t supposed to exist. It’s not over yet, but I’m going to go ahead and call it: they don’t find one. If I’m wrong, I’ll formally apologize to MQ.

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