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
Saturday, 24 May 2014
UK SIGHTINGS: Big-cat-killed-sheep-report-police-Buckfastleigh
POLICE have received a report of sheep being killed by a 'big cat'in Buckfastleigh.
The claim is one of 20 reports of ‘big cats’ being spotted across Devon, Cornwall and Plymouth over the last three years.
Details of the police logs, released following a Freedom of Information Act request, reveal people have called 999 to report a ‘wild beast’, a ‘wolverine’, a ‘puma-like animal’ which ripped open the throat of a sheep, and several apparent sightings of large cats.
Most of the reports, which date back to January 2011, originate from rural locations on both sides of the Cornwall-Devon border, with some coming from within Plymouth.