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, 26 July 2014
NEWSLINK: African wildcat on the loose in Surrey is found after tiny house cat corners it in her back garden territory letting police swoop to trap the 'savannah stalker' (VIA NIGEL WRIGHT)
An African wildcat that was at the centre of a police search after it escaped whilst its owners were on holiday was caught after it was corned by a tiny house cat in the back of a neighbours garden, say police.
The African wildcat was spotted by a neighbour in their garden late last night, close to where the cat had first gone missing near where its owners lived.
A neighbour saw their own tiny house cat challenge the big African cat which had been described as 'dangerous', but both were equally scared of one another.
Safari time in suburbia: The escaped serval pads past the shrubbery and climbing frame in a Surrey garden yesterday