The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.

: 1933 - 1954), Monday 8 July 1946, page 1

£100
By OUR SPECIAL

REWARD
REPORTER

FOR

MARYBOROUGH,
or

alive. Mr.

now lioness Proprietors

Yengarie's mystery lion its head, dead or has a price on of two hotels have offered £50 each Sunday.
— —

a

proprietor Df the Commercial Hotel, said he would gladly pay that much for the lion, if alive, for Mary Memorial borough's Soldiers'
Ted Park.
Mr. Gordon proprietor Harper, the the European Hotel, wants in the bar. skin to hang have Ferrie and agreed Harper a back, basis of 'bring him upon, deai/ or alive.' These rewards have a led to the party of forming of hunters to seek out the lion in its forest lair. All the old rifles in the are collected for a town being either to-morrow or Tuesday. hunt the Wide Bay People throughout talking, district are Burnett and of

Ferrie,

heard him drawn-out his prints

howl
roar

or

just

myself a long howl. I've seen like a big cat's
— i

footprints.'
John Mr. Barton, 55, dairy far wife first saw mer, said: 'The the lion. That was seven months ago. the cows She saw running about, and were fol something the cows it said a She not was lowing. across the paddock, dingo. It went if off and and to head I went I rifle. It shot at it with a pea and round and turned stopped it was looked and at me. I saw a like a big lioness. It bounded away old cat.'

speculating,
lion.

gambling

over

the

he was mould Yesterday, while ing bricks from clay, I said to John this seen Hoskins, 21, 'Have you lion?' He answered, 'Yes, I've seen it. don't believe it?' you Why, his story. he told me Then it three weeks ago,' John 'I saw definitely. It a lion said. 'It was Jesse's in Mr. big paddock, was Ed from half a mile here.' (Mr. present at the gar Jesse, who was

is a dairy farmer.) 18, and brother. James, John Mr. their uncle, Barton, who the 300-acre owns Yengarie prop perty where they work, also were present: I 'I John saw what said:

interview,
John's

a calf coming out of was it bushes— wattle and I saw it was a a lion. I think was puma after we asked those fellers from Brisbane.' (He was referring to the party of two Dutchmen, an Ameri

thought

the

can,

here
lion.) 'It

and came an Australian, who last week to try to catch the

was about a and two half four It feet long1. feet high and looked like lion.' a just said finally: 'It could not John a be anything else apart from lioness. fellers who The were up it told it me here hunting might

be

a

mountain

lion.'

Not
Mr.
it

A

Dingo
a

was fied it is

Jesse not

'It
is

is

not

satisfied said he was satis dingo. 'I am lion specie,'he told me. a that animal certainly some in these common parts.' said, 'I

James Hoskins heard him howl

have

myself

a

long

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