posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 11:14 AM
reply to post by Kandinsky
Good point mate, although I would just like to add something if I can.
I am from the forest of dean (where these sightings have been confirmed by the forestry guys), and the layout of the county can offer an explaination
to why no bones or any physical remains of a dead big cat has ever been discovered.
This area has, up until the last 60 or so years, been a huge mining area. It was the main source of income for thousands of people until all the mines
were closed down. Subsequently, the whole area is a maze of disused mines. Now my experience of cats (domestic cats anyway) is that if they are
approaching death they tend to move away from the area they are most familiar with, and migrate to enclosed areas.
Therefore, it could be possible that the reason no physical remains have been found is beacause they are in areas that are inaccessable to people.
That said, i'm yet to see so much as a paw print, and ive lived here most of my life, so I could be wrong!