The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column-inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
Curated by Carl Marshall and Olivia McCarthy
Sunday, 1 December 2013
UK SIGHTINGS: Big cat investigation at Mill of Mains Primary School
Police are investigating a reported big cat sighting outside a Dundee primary school. The beast was reportedly spotted by a pupil and member of staff at Mill of Mains Primary School last Friday. The city’s education convener said “all precautions” would be taken to ensure the sighting was taken seriously.
In a letter sent to parents and carers at the end of last week, the
school’s acting head teacher said: “We have today been dealing with a
sighting of what was described as a large black cat along the overgrown
path at the back of the school which leads to Mill o’ Mains.
“We have been advised by the department of environmental services who
have checked the area that it is safe for everyone to use the path. “We have also been assured that the cutting of the overgrown area
beside the path will be treated as a matter of urgency and will take
place early next week.” A police spokesman confirmed that they had received a report that a
member of staff and a pupil had seen a large black cat outside the
school at around 12.15pm on Friday.