Thursday, November 25, 2010

Investigate Magazine's 6-page spread!

The August 2010 issue of New Zealand's Investigate Magazine featured a special report on New Zealand's panther sightings by the authors of Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of Panthers, Rebecca Lang and Michael Williams.

You can read the feature by following this link:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Panther stalks Blue Mountains

Panther-like big cats here in the Blue Mountains? Surely not! Yet a string of people over the years insist they've seen or heard one.

Digging into their stories proved intriguing for writer/photographer Michael Williams and journalist Rebecca Lang, who recently published their book Australian Big Cats – An Unnatural History of Panthers.

They report that big cat sightings are a problem in many rural areas around Australia with substantial stock losses in some; they describe their book as "a meaty compendium of sightings, killing sprees, narrow escapes, myths and mysteries that have come to form an intriguing chapter of Australian folklore."