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  • Short Summary

    Shots of Ramasites - a cross between Labrador dogs and vixens. Glen Trool, Scotland.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Ramasites - animal crossed between Labrador and vixen. Glen Trool, Scotland.

    MS country lane, pan to farmhouse. MS dogs looking out of farmhouse window. LS dogs coming out of farmhouse.

    Various shots of dogs which have heads of Labradors and tails of foxes.

    CU owner Mr Alex McCutcheon stroking dog's head, it is one of Siamese twins, he tilts dog's head to show scar. MS parted Siamese twins.

    Various shots of dogs playing in grounds of farm, Mrs Frances Mary McCutcheon runs with bones in her hand, dogs chase her.

    Various CU's dogs chewing bones. CU dog begging to master.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2740.02
    Media URN:
    80688
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1959
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:03:00 / 01:05:13:00
    Canister:
    UN 3252 D

Comments (1)

  1. orangebuzz2000 says

    I live in Glrentrool about 3 1/2 miles from the Buchan house where this film was shot. Many of the old residents knew of this 'occurence' and worse still believed it, many still do. Now for the science. Domesticated dogs are descended from the grey wolf and are placed in the genus Canis which is itself placed in the family Canidae. The red fox is in the genus Vulpes which is also in the much larger family Canidae. However this is where science debunks urban myth and stupid country folk's superstitions and beliefs. Dogs and Wolves have 78 chromosomes wheras a Fox has either 38 or 34 making it impossible for this supposed hybrid to be realised. The dogs in the film are a mixed bunch with obvious Retriever, Border collie and possibly Spaniel blood in them. There is not even an ounce of Fox to be seen in looks, colour or behaviour. Utter tosh. Trouble is people listen and believe the regurgitated nonsense because they cannot be bothered to investigate known facts. Gossip ruled then and it…

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