posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 09:54 AM
Big Cats are not native to the UK - The biggest cat we have here is the increasingly rare Wildcat : Imagine a tabby cat that's bigger and wilder and
One theory suggests that Big Cats in the wild here arose from a change in licensing laws concerning the keeping of exotic animals in captivity in the
1970's, many people it is said, simply let their Big Cats (Leopards, Lynxes, Pumas) into the wild as a result.
The majority of sightings of Big Cats, in particular of the famous 'Beast of Bodmin' are of a Big Black Cat.
Taking into consideration if the animals sighted are indeed Big Cats and not an oversized cat or a Labrador, then the 'Beast of Bodmin', the animal
in this video and others, and the animal that has been sighted in my local area over the years including by my brother's father-in-law, are indeed
Panthers, which in themselves are simply a name for all-black versions of Leopards and Jaguars.
There have been sightings of Lynx-like and Puma like creatures also.
The question is, if the animals were released domesticated, as pets, without the skill to hunt, how did they survive?
I just got someone I know who used to work on the railways and used to see all sorts of animals in his job to review the video for his thoughts, and
he says the animal's size in comparing to the size of the railway tracks is bigger than a cat and about the size of a dog.
[edit on 28-7-2009 by Regensturm]