Unknown predator mauls pit bull, kills puppies near Bolivia

BOLIVIA (AP) -- An unknown predator mauled a pit bull and killed two puppies in Brunswick County, and residents fear it's the same animal that killed three dogs in September. No one has reported ever seeing the animal. The county's animal control agency investigated the animal's tracks, droppings and other clues but couldn't determine what attacked the dogs. Locals call the unknown animal the Beast of Bolivia. Some residents and experts said the predator may be a bear, a wayward panther or cougar, or even a wolf because 3-inch paw tracks were found at the scene. Many suggest the predator came from the nearby Faircloth Zoo, which had a lion and a tiger before it closed more than a year ago. Animal control officials said the animals were sent elsewhere. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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It's ernest T Bass...after all...Mrs whiley called him a creatchtur...
I's likely an old, sick, weak cougar that can no longer take down a deer or run down a rabbit. So it must go after the "easy-pickins'," pets. Unfortunately, that places it in proximity to man, which will hasten its end. Soon, it will cross paths with someone who will kill it. There ARE cougars out in that Green Swamp, folks. Not many, but they're there.
It is a monster. A pure monster. I hope they catch it. I am scared at night. My Froggie will be staying inside from now on until the beast is caught! Tammy Walker - LeLand