FLORA & FAUNA: Back to Borneo

Two pigeons lay headless on the very greensward of the medieval Tower of London where Anne Boleyn's head had rolled. "At night," said one of the Tower's famed Beefeaters last week, "we heard awful noises in the casements." Yeoman Quartermaster Thomas Johns set out four traps, and what he caught was enough to startle even that grizzled veteran of two wars. "I thought," he said, "I was in the wilds of Borneo. I saw nothing like this one in India." The quarry was a huge and ferocious cat whose writhing body "nearly filled the...

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