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
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
UK SIGHTINGS: The Unexplained North: Big cats and beasties roam the region
A big cat was said to be responsible for ripping off the heads of new-born lambs in the North East countryside It was 2005 and a farmer at Iverston, County Durham, found a dozen lambs in as many days had been slaughtered by a mysterious predator. They were all savaged and some were decapitated. Farmer Andrew Spence ruled out a fox or badger - and initially blamed the infamous Durham Puma.