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
Thursday, 10 July 2014
UK SIGHTINGS: Rumours of big cats prowling in Gloucestershire will not go away
June 24, 2014 A recent glimpse of a panther-like creature prowling around near Cheltenham is just the latest in a long line of big cat sightings in the area.
Dad-of-three Vince Hawkins believes he saw one of the mysterious animals near Cleeve Hill at around midday last Friday.
It has got tongues wagging that there may be families of panther or puma-like creatures living in the wild on the outskirts of the town’s built up areas.
Tracking expert Frank Tunbridge says the regularity of the eye-witness sightings leaves him in no doubt there are big cats out there.
He claims although they are more commonly seen in winter when they venture closer to town to scavenge food, they can still be found if you look closely enough.
“These big cats are definitely out there,” he told the Echo previously.