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Police: 'Apex predator' was actually stuffed toy


Posted on Saturday, 25 July, 2020 | Comment icon 3 comments

The 'big cat' was found holding onto a park bench. Image Credit: Twitter / Horsham Police
Police in Sussex recently attended the scene of a 'big cat' sighting only to find something a lot more innocuous.
While reports of exotic wild animals on the loose in the UK have been around for decades, this most recent sighting - which was described as an "apex predator" - turned out to be anything but.

When officers attended the scene at a park in Steyning, West Sussex, they expected to find a large wild animal that had escaped from a zoo or private collector.

What they found instead was a large stuffed toy gripping the back of a park bench.
"Reports of a large apex predator in the Steyning area turned out to be true," Horsham Police wrote on Twitter. "It may be a stuffed toy, but the attending officers didn't necessarily know that at first."

The incident echoes a similar scenario that occurred last year when the RSPCA was called out to investigate reports of a tiger being kept in a small cage in Devon.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found that it was nothing but a stuffed toy.

"He's called Tiddles the tiger and shares his home with two male neutered rabbits called Horace and Boris, who have a fantastic home filled with all kinds of enrichment and entertainment to keep them happy and healthy," RSPCA inspector Marije Zwager said at the time.



Source: Sky News | Comments (3)


Tags: Big Cat


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Kittens Are Jerks on 25 July, 2020, 12:23
Someone has a twisted sense of humour. I would have been just as fooled as the officers were. It looks so real!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Malaria_Kidd on 25 July, 2020, 14:21
That stuffed black cat would not be cheap. It does look real and I've never seen one like it! MK
Comment icon #3 Posted by Jon the frog on 29 July, 2020, 2:46
A least, they didn't start to shot at it ? Oh sorry ! it was not in the US.


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