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The Beast of Trowbridge
A 71-year-old pensioner recently claimed to have caught a photo of the "Beast of Trowbridge" — a large black panther that supposedly roams wild in Wiltshire. The photo was genuine, but it wasn't taken in Wiltshire. Nor was the pensioner the photographer. Turns out it was actually taken in Lapeer County, Michigan and posted online six years ago. [mirror.co.uk]


Categories: AnimalsPhotos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 21, 2013
This is my hoax! It spread like wildfire. I did it in order to gain employment in journalism or a start in the media. I hope it works as this went viral. Thanks for publishing it here.
Posted by Erb Smith  in  Wiltshire  on  Tue Sep 10, 2013  at  09:38 PM
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