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
Monday, 21 April 2014
NEWSLINK: Purr-fect rescue as ‘Big Cat’ Rescued by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat Volunteers
Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteers got a surprise this evening when a suspected casualty floating in the water turned out to something entirely different.
The alarm was raised shortly before 6pm when Humber Coastguard received a report of what was thought to be a person floating in the lower Tyne harbour near Tynemouth pier.
Reaching the scene just a minute after launching the inshore lifeboat, volunteer helm Jill Lee and crew member Pete Lennox were amazed to discover it was a large cuddlytoy leopard! Read on...