The following article by Chris Slack was published in the Daily Mail on 7 November 2011 and was entitles ‘Lion on the line: Passengers are locked on train for two hours after sighting of big cat… in YORKSHIRE’
Category: Big Cats
Thankfully reports where big cats have attacked someone are rare, but the following article entitled ‘Big cat chases jogger…is the ‘beast’ of Sydenham back?’ which appeared on the Newshopper website (14 December 2009) gives an account of a very close encounter with one.
ELTHAM residents fear a big cat is on the loose after foxes were found ripped to shreds.
Laura Downes, 47, of Westmount Road, Eltham, discovered a dead fox in her back garden and thought there was nothing sinister involved.
But when she looked out an hour later nothing was left except clumps of fur, scattered around the garden.
On 1 September 2009 Newshopper published an article by Scott Mullins entitled ‘My pursuit of the elusive Palace Puma’ in which he gives the following description of an encounter at Crystal Palace.
This 300 feet high round hill, historically surrounded by ancient woodland once had a beacon upon its summit which was part of the beacon chain used to warn of the approaching Spanish Armada during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.