Big cat sightings in Wales: 17 reports in South Wales in just three years
Big cat sightings around the Welsh countryside have been laid bare in new police figures revealing officers have been alerted to 17 reports in the past three years alone.
The figure – which only covers the Gwent and South Wales force areas – was among 102 such reports of black panther-like creatures spotted across the UK since 2011.
But experts claim these reports of panther-like creatures are just the tip of the iceberg.
Danny Bamping, responding to the data released to Wales on Sunday under the Freedom of Information Act, said: “The real figure is a lot different, if you look at the data we have collected.
“[Across the UK] we are into the hundreds, if not thousands of big cat sightings.”
He added: “A lot of people don’t phone the police because they do not want to be ridiculed.read more