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Big cat sightings are on the rise in the UK

July 27, 2014 | Comment icon 32 comments



Large cats are believed to roam the British Isles. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Rute Martins
Evidence suggests that the 'Beast of Bodmin' is not only surviving but thriving in the wilds of Britain.
A 19-year-old student this week caught on camera the strongest indication yet that alien big cats, such as pumas and panthers, are continuing to survive in the British countryside.

Henry Warren had been taking pictures in a field near his home in Cornwall when he encountered a large cat that leapt out in front of him. The incident occurred just 45 miles from Bodmin Moor where sightings of an infamous cat-like creature have been reported for years.

"I was taking pictures of our new house when I saw something run across the field and in front of my lens," he said. "It was absolutely massive and was hoping up and down like a large cat. There's no way it could have been fox, a dog or anything else like that."
The British Big Cat Society has confirmed that there has been a growing body of evidence to show that these creatures are very much alive and well in the British Isles.

"Photographs, pawprints and fur samples have long-shown that big cats live in parts of Britain," said a spokesman. "Recent figures provide real evidence that big cat sightings are on the increase which is very exciting."

Warren's photograph of the cat can be viewed - here.

Source: Cornish Guardian | Comments (32)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #23 Posted by Troublehalf 8 years ago
Big cats are the UK equivalent of Bigfoot in the US. People have been claiming them for years, but not a shred of scientific evidence to support the claims. As with Bigfoot, The longer we go without evidence, the less likely it is that they exist. Except there has been plenty of evidence. Not only have people ADMITTED releasing Big Cats into the Wild, but there have been corpses of deer and sheep with teeth marks that match big cats. So, this "shred of scientific evidence" does exist, just cause you don't think it does, doesn't mean it doesn't. Plenty of reports out there, feel free to do some... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by Oppono Astos 8 years ago
Absolutely, but could they still account for the sightings today? The truth is there were hundreds (maybe thousands) of Big cat pets in the UK before the licensing came in. Only a couple of people have admitted releasing their pets into the wild, which was not actually a crime till much later. The others seemed to have just vanished, although I think a lot of people simply wouldn't admit to releasing them. The question is did they roam freely alone, or are there any small breeding populations? It wasn't just single animals that were released post-1976, but pairs, so breeding was possible - con... [More]
Comment icon #25 Posted by Dewlanna 8 years ago
It's a fox in summercoat - they tend to lose the big bushy tail in spring/summer..
Comment icon #26 Posted by 95-Nasty 8 years ago
I live near Dartmoor and although ive never see a 'Big Cat' before, i know a few people who have. They are out there and generally see you before you see them.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Oppono Astos 8 years ago
I live near Dartmoor and although ive never see a 'Big Cat' before, i know a few people who have. They are out there and generally see you before you see them. There is a Native American saying - if you see a wolf he will have seen you a thousand times - that is probably applicable to most apex predators
Comment icon #28 Posted by 95-Nasty 8 years ago
There is a Native American saying - if you see a wolf he will have seen you a thousand times - that is probably applicable to most apex predators I like that.
Comment icon #29 Posted by SaraT 8 years ago
I've wondered about the "beast of Bodmin" for some time. Some photos look like those of a large black domestic cat, but some others look a little more convincing to me.
Comment icon #30 Posted by DefenceMinisterMishkin 8 years ago
It's a guy in a suit.. *Meow
Comment icon #31 Posted by skookum 8 years ago
I have spoken to quite a few investigators after my experience. Even in Sussex there have been many credible sightings, over the 10 years well over a hundred. What is more interesting is the evidence collected which isn't reported to the media. Farmers often prefer to remain very quiet on this subject. They regularly find livestock butchered, much of which is probably down to dog attacks. However there are the ones that show the tell-tale signs of big cats. The animal has been attacked from behind and has puncture wounds around the neck along with deep claw lacerations. Farmers do know the dif... [More]
Comment icon #32 Posted by QuiteContrary 8 years ago
I have no thoughts on whether Britain has any Big cats roaming about, I've never looked into it, but I've no doubt exotic pets have been released there just like anywhere else. But this animal in the article looks odd to me. It has an incredibly long tail for a house cat, and cougars do have noticeably long tails, but idk something is odd about it. Maybe it is just the way the light and shadows play on the body?


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