Friday, 11 April 2014

'Big cat' sighting in Surrey?

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Monday, 7 April 2014

New Ash Green sighting?

Have just received these rather vague details: "i saw 2 big black cats going thru my rubbish bags last night. im in new ash green", could the person who posted this please get in touch, thanks.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Another Sevenoaks sighting...

Just received this as a follow up to the recent Sevenoaks sightings:
" I ran into the same animal (or at least it seemed to match your profile of it) this morning 28/03/14 returning from work in the early hours. Driving down Blindhouse Lane towards Stone Street I encountered a large cat moving down the middle of the road, the cat too large to be a domestic cat ran down the road jumping the bank impressively into an adjoining field. I stopped at the point the cat entered the field & called to it. It stopped briefly looked back then ran off. I shined a torch into the field for a minute or two trying to see the animal however it had disappeared. It clearly lives close by."

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Recent Sevenoaks sighting...

There has been lots of activity recently hence lack of updates, including this recent report from 25th March 2014 at Sevenoaks:

"We saw it from knole park whilst on a hill looking toward the back hill of holly Bush. It ran along the hill in a flash and went up towards the blackberry bushes at the other side. It was giant about 6 foot long and jet black with a long tail. We ran to the hill at holly bush and looked up the hill but no one was on it and it was gone. There was no chance it was a dog or a horse or anything."

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Recent puma sighting

"I had quite a experience this afternoon (24/2/2014), I live in Sellindge, Kent and I was looking out of my patio windows across a small field at the back of my garden this afternoon when I noticed something coming up the field behind our house at around 3.50pm , straight away I knew it wasn't any normal indigenous animal or domestic cat. as it turned side on to us I called my wife over and at first she couldn't see it but then i moved into her field of view too. all this was approx 100 120 yrds away. The best description I can give is a sandy/fawn colouring, very short haired and the a dark colour from it's head to its rear end along it's back., which my wife describes as looking similar to when our dogs hackles are up. It's head was definitely feline but it look very small and out of proportion if that makes sense. one thing that sticks in my mind is it's tail, it was long and slender and curled upwards slightly towards the end. Sod law would say that my camera wasn't to hand and I stuck my boots on immediately and went down the field to see if I could see it gain but it had gone.

This isn't the first time I have seen a big cat, in 2005 I also saw a lynx whilst out shooting rabbits."

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

New and older sighting...

It's always nice to receive an older sighting every now and then...
" I used to live in Maidstone, Kent between 1992 and 2006 but moved away when I was only 14 years old. I’d like to tell you about something that happened one day. I was quite young at the time, possibly only 8 years old but it’s clearly imprinted upon my memory! I lived in Ditton in a fairly big house and big garden, one afternoon my mum and I were in our conservatory doing some chores. I looked up and saw at the end of our garden an unmistakeably big cat! This thing was by far bigger than any dog I had ever seen. Being so young all I could do was describe it as a lion, which now looking back I know was probably a puma. I desperately shouted at my mum to look up and see as it sat there in perfect view, turning it’s head and observing the area. By the time she looked up it was moving on and she only glimpsed it as it was jumping the hedge to the next garden. We both went out to investigate and look around the area but it was gone.  I still remember it so clearly, but trying to tell anyone that you saw a puma in your garden when you were young is near impossible. So I’ve done my own research and found that actually I’m not alone in these sightings!"

Also receive a relatively fresh sighting:
"Last Saturday (1st Feb') I was driving along a quiet unadopted road (Nevill Park) which is close to Tunbridge Wells town centre but also amongst woodland and open fields. It was about 7pm and I caught sight of a deer. As I was coming out of the road I saw what I would describe as a feline creature, much larger than a normal domestic cat. It was about 20m ahead of me and visibility poor but the silhouette was unmistakable. More squat than long, I think it may have been a Lynx?"

Monday, 20 January 2014

Not in Kent but....

Sometimes we receive 'big cat' reports from elsewhere in the country and we like to post them up in case others may wish to try to follow them up. This one was recently sent regarding the Essex/Suffolk border:

"It was recommended by a friend of mine that I report this sighting to you, after being fobbed off by Haverhill Police Station
when I tried in vain to it to them.

On Sunday 19th Jan approx 2.30/3.00pm, we were driving across country from Radwinter to Haverhill.
It was a very clear and fine afternoon.

We took the Haverhill turn off from Steeple Bumpstead and not 30 seconds along the road I suddenly spotted what at
first I took to be a large black dog, easily jump a fence between fields some 400 yards away.

The animal moved very quickly and gracefully and started loping across the field to cut off the corner and I had it in perfect side view/profile.
I could immediately see it was a very large cat... jet black and sleek with a very long sinuous tail... After 2 or 3 seconds it turned and disappeared
into a small stand of trees/hazels adjacent to the field.

I would estimate the creature to be at least 2 feet tall at the shoulder and about 6 feet in length with the tail included...
maybe a little more considering the tail was so long.

Interesting point: Less than two minutes beforehand a herd of 20 or so startled deer bolted across the road right in front of us, all very skittish.
I wonder if this is connected with the cat sighting?"