Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The 'monkey' of Bexley!

This report came from a woman named Liz:

'I think I saw a monkey run across the road in front of me this morning (11th August 2009) as I was driving from Bexley to Bexleyheath.

It was a sort of greeney, browny stone colour with hanging fur from its skinny limbs and it ran across the road with a slightly sideways skip on back legs and one front leg. It didn’t move like a cat but it was so quick that it had gone before I was aware what was happening. I looked down the drive of the house it had run towards but of course saw nothing. It wasn’t very big, sort of large cat sized but would probably be about 20 – 24 inches tall had it been standing.'

Monday, August 10, 2009

The 'beast' of Blue Bell Hill is back...

The so-called 'beast' of Blue Bell Hill has existed in one for or other since the 1500s when a mysterious creature was spotted near Boxley and Burham. On August 5th 2009 a sheep was killed not far from Blue Bell Hill at a farm which had never, in 40 years, suffered a sheep loss. In the area two piles of fresh excrement were discovered next to the contents of the sheeps gut (digested grass) and a few yards away the eaten, and cleanly rasped remains of a sheep.

Here is one of several photo's taken at the time:

Photo by Neil Arnold