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PAGE 14 POST-GAZE'FrE, AUGUST 26, 2016 ..-.. -W THOUGHTS BY DAN ABOUT THIS & THAT with Daniel A. DiCenso The Beast of Exmoor: England's Feline Terror One of the many pictures taken of The Beast of Exmoor. Here we have a mystery with concrete evidence. Since the 1980s Great Britain, a nation with no large felines recorded in its native fauna has, since the 1980s, been the location of numerous reports of a large panther-like creature lurking in the moors. Evidence exists, including video footage, photo- graphs, and, above all, several mutilated sheep and cow car- casses. Apart from the European wildcat, large wild cats have been absent from Great Brit' ain since the European lynx was hunted to local extinction hundreds of years ago. One can imagine, then, the surprise when, in 1959, reports started appearing around south westL ern Surrey of a large cat-like creature which would come to be known as the Surrey puma. Indeed, some livestock was found mutilated, and in 1966 police photographer lan Pert actually got a photograph of the animal which sparked much media attention. Sightings of mysterious big cats continued throughout England, but didn't get much attention until 1983 when Eric Ley, a farmer from South Molton, reported the loss of over a hundred sheep to the big cat, all of them found severely mutilated. The predation did not stop there, however, and the livestock loss became so intense, in fact, that within a few years the Royal Marines were called into the area. Many of the Marines reported seeing the animal and photographs abounded, but the beast itself was never caught. The Beast of Exmoor, as it was soon dubbed by the ex- cited public, has to date evaded hunters, the government, and wildlife specialists, but many other misplaced big cats have been caught throughout Great Britain leading credence to the legend of large exotic felines roaming the Moors. The answer to this 40-year-old myster~ indeed may be found in the animals that have been caught. None of the animals killed or captured are unknown to science, but certainly thou- sands of miles away from their native lands. One of the earli- est specimens is a Canadian lynx killed in Devon in 1903, which was determined to have been raised in captivity after a dental examination. The most famous incident was that of a puma captured in October of 1980 in Glen Affric. The puma was taken to Highland Wildlife Park where it lived the rest of its days. Park authorities conclud- ed that the cat had spent very little time outside of captivity, being overweight, refusing to eat unskinned rabbits, and by how it appeared to like having its belly rubbed by veterinarians. There has been more evi- dence, including a jungle cat found dead on the road in 1989, a Eurasian lynx. So, if not un- known creatures, where did they come from? For the answer, we must travel back to the early 1970s when the keeping of large exotic pets became a short-lived fad in England. After the passing of the Dangerous Wild Ani- mals Act of 1976, which made Owning such animals illegal, many owners set their animals free into the wild. Some of the The famous LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-6800 Docket No. MI16P4146EA Estate of SARA C. BITFENBENDER Also Known As SALLY BI'I'rENBENDER Date of Death April 22, 2016 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above cap- tioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Sandra S. Bittenbender of Natick, MA, a Will has been admitted to informal probate. Sandra S. Bittenbender of Natick, MA, has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Cede without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or ~ the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 8/26/16 cats undoubtedly escaped, or were released, though this theory cannot explain their continued presence, as any number of animals released into the wild were too small to maintain a breeding population for so long. We must then supplement the theory of escaped pets with one other phenomena, unusu- ally large feral cats. Domestic cats are apex predators and when left to their own devices in the wild they can not only survive, but create a deadly foe for local wildlife and other animals. In addition, feral cats tend to consume more than their household counterparts, often growing to shockingly large sizes. Undoubtedly, rural England has its share of feral cats which can easily account for the predation of livestock. We do not need to believe that the Beast of Exmoor, or any other large cat reported in the English countryside, is a mysterious beast to find this story thrilling or even credible. Powerful predators are roaming the hills, even if it is a tabby we could just as easily take home! Surrey puma. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate end Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16P4223EA Estate of ANNA C. MALFA Date of Death March 18, 2016 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above cap- tioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Joseph S. Malfa of Wilmington, MA, Petitioner Beverly Ann Mesone of Tewksbury, MA, a Will has been admitted to informal probate. Joseph S. Melfa of Wilmington, MA, Beverly Ann Masone of Tewksbury, MA. has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notica regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure.A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Pe~oner. Run date: 8/26/16 News Briefs (Continued from Page 1) The Rugrats. He was always on some sit-corn, basically playing his Bob Newhart Show role. Had to Laugh When Hillary Clinton released her tax returns, it turned out she made hefty donations to charity and not surprisingly most of it went to the Clinton Foundation. Anyone surprised? Who are the Oligarchs? If you listen to conservative talk radio in Boston, the word "oligarchs" often comes up dur- ing calls with Jeff Kuhner on the air. The term oligarch is quite old, going back to the days of kings and knights. Robin Hood fought an oligarch by the name of Prince John, filling in for his r LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5600 Docket No, MI16P4243EA Estate of JOHN G. LANDERS Date of Death March 26, 2016 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above cap- tioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner John O, Lenders, Jr. of Boston, MA, a Will has been admitted to informal probate. John G. Lenders, Jr. of Boston, MA, has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bend. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 8/26/16 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (017) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16P4326EA Estate of NANCY L. MORRISON Date of Death April 14, 2016 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Michele De Turei of Arling- ton, MA requ _e:sting that the Court enter a for- mal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that Michele De Turei of Arlington, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsu- pervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on the return day of September 16, 2016. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised admin- iatrction is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petl. tlon the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of adminiatretlon. Wltneas, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: August 19, 2016 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 8/26/16 brothers' absence fighting in the Crusades. In this country, the term was used against the rich and powerful back during the Pro- gressive Era. Today, the term has been used by Republicans to talk about all the taxes and spending by Democrats who never practice what they preach. Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama are both looked upon as part of the oligarchy. Others in it are the mainstream and biased news media, Wall Street, and large banks. Back in 1968, George Wallace talked about these nefarious groups, but with his check- ered past on segregation, made little leeway. Donald Trump has brought the subject up again as he wages his campaign against "them" and fighting for "us." Wallace still garnished 13 per- cent of the popular vote 48 years ago. My vote is still with Trump because he is standing up for us today, taking on the system as the liberals used to say. End Quote: Always keep your life in drive and never be a passenger." -- Anon LEGAL NOTICE commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court Department 208 Cambridge Slxeet Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16D2708DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING KIRIAM CANDELARIO RIVERA aka KIRYAM CANDELARIO VS. JUAN L. GOMEZ PEREZ To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Joseph Sherman, Esq., Atwood ! and Cbemy P.C., 101 Huntington Avenue, 25th Roor, Boston, MA 02199 your answer, if any, on or before September 16, 2016. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hear- ing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this CourL Wflness, HON. EDWARD F, DONIf.LLY, JR., First Justice of this CourL Date: August 4, 2016 Tara E. DeCristofam, Register of Probate Run date: 8/26/16 The POST-GAZEI-rE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETIE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETIE P.O. BOX 135 BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices