posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 04:16 AM
People have known this for decades.
It's not unlikely, in fact it is more plausible.
In the late 19th early 20th century wealthy England was importing wild animals as exotic pets. Over the years, these animals would obviously breed,
escape, become impossible to care for. Being illegal, it's not exactly wise to announce that you have a wild cat and can no longer care for it.
As for the possibility of seeing one; hundreds of people see these cats every year. But even if they didn't, not every square yard of the UK is
inhabited you know? There are vast areas of our country that rarely see a human footfall.
And then, how aware are people of their surroundings anyway?
There are billions of Rats in the UK, in our cities and towns, and yet the last time I saw one was about five years ago!
It wouldn't be difficult at all for an animal like this to hide in any area of wilderness in the UK.