A Cryptid Collision

Posted by: Nick Redfern on April 24th, 2012

From time to time, reports surface of wallabies on the loose in the British Isles. While some cases are met with overwhelming skepticism and others with loud hoots of derision, there’s actually nothing particularly odd about this at all (aside from actually seeing one, of course!), since there have been colonies of such creatures in evidence throughout the land for absolutely years.

But, it’s not usually the case that an encounter with one of the beasts ends in tragedy. Unfortunately, that was the case just recently when one was hit and killed by a shocked driver on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England.

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Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.

4 Responses to “A Cryptid Collision”

  1. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    My first thought: So much for the “Where’s the body?” crowd. My second: wait for it – “Probably an escaped pet or train-wreck survivor” – from the powers that be.

  2. Hapa responds:

    AreWeThereYeti: You hit the nail on the head. Unlike cryptids that are unknown species, out of place animals cannot be proven to be a population of such creatures by a body alone, especially if you have a know-nothing skepticism pervading TPTB. What would? It would be a combo of physical remains, film and pics of several animals together in British wilds (and proof the film is indeed in Britain), several live captures, more roadkill cases, combined with the circumstantial evidence already noted. That would require a lot of dedicated work and people to do so, and I’d hate to think of what people will have to go through when they do prove this is a breeding population (i.e. should they be left to their own or be captured and removed as an invasive species?).

  3. mastiff responds:

    Hahaha just last week i was letting the dog out at 11pm before i went to bed, he started pacing the fence line. I poked my head over the fence and grazing on the neighbours lawn was a wallaby! Got a photo of it too. Was shocked assumed it must have been a pet that had escaped?

  4. Hapa responds:



    “Was shocked assumed it must have been a pet that had escaped?”

    1. What country do you live in (one of the small British Isles mentioned above, somewhere else?)?
    2. It would be very appreciated if you post your picture on here for us to see and examine. Send it to Loren Coleman for analysis also (might want to make a copy and send the original if you do that. Email him first to let him know you have the photograph).
    3. Although one specimen will not prove a population of wallabies inhabit where you live (its a known yet exotic species. Its harder to prove such phenomena if the animal is highly elusive or rarely found), I would recommend that, if able, you should try and capture one (don’t have to kill an invasive exotic animal). You’ll be on the news after you do so and call your local news station.

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