Have you ever heard about the unsolved mystery of ‘Bhootbilli’? This is not a tale but a case of the mysterious existence of a cryptic cat as explained by the residents of Pune.
Popularly known as the ‘ghost cat,’ the ‘Bhootbilli’ is a creature, which is said to have been reported in an area nearby Pune. At times local residents from the area have reported about having seen the ghost cat consuming up-to forty-five pigeons and a goat on different timings.
The sightings of the unusual cat have been reported in an area known as Sanjay Park which is 100 miles away from Mumbai.
“The bhootbilli has been coming everyday the past 10 days around 7 pm. We had set up a lot of traps, but all turned into a flop show because whenever we would try to catch it, it would jump on the tree and sneak out somewhere,” said Feroz Dilawar Khan, a driver and resident of the area, reportedly.
“It’s fat and broad with a long tail, black in colour, has a face like a dog and back like a mongoose,” added Feroz.
According to him, within a span of 10 days, the creature has eaten a large number of birds and animals. Frustrated and terrified with it, Feroz called up the police one day. He also called the fire brigade and forest officials during the wee hours of the day. As the officials began their search operation, nothing was found.
“We arrived at the spot around 10 pm, but the animal had already escaped and hid somewhere in the trees,” said one of the fire officials from Yerawada, who was at the spot.
Residents identified the creature as smaller than a lion but bigger than a hyena.
Over the same, some experts have expressed an opinion explaining that the Bhootbilli is actually nothing more than a little civet cat along with a lot of imagination. Whether it exists or not, ‘Bhootbilli’ has already got us wondering!