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, 7 August 2014
NEWSLINK: Big cat sighting prompts claim there is a 'very real possibility' they are breeding
News posted: 29.07.2014
Big cat sighting prompts claim there is a 'very real possibility' they are breeding
A TEENAGER'S snaps of what appears to be a big cat have prompted claims the animals might be breeding and spreading in Devon and Cornwall.
Henry Warren, 19, was taking pictures in fields when the creature leapt out in front of him.
The student managed to rattle off several frames before the animal disappeared into undergrowth and has since reported the incident to the Plymouth-based British Big Cat Society.
Britain's most famous big cat was first spotted in 1983 and there have been over 60 recorded sightings since. There have been sightings on Exmoor, Dartmoor and several other rural locations.
It was declared a phantom in 1995 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food but Henry thinks they're wrong.