posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 09:13 AM
It happens here in England too. I knew one guy who came face-to-face with a panther type cat in the Forest of Dean/Wye Valley area.
Spent a fair bit of time wandering there myself, but have never seen or heard anything though, thankfully. Mind you, I usually take the dog with me,
so she might put them off if they're quite reclusive. Over here I think it's more to do with people dumping them in the wild when they get to big
and hard to manage.