Crystal Palace Puma (2009)
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.
‘IT SEEMED like any other day for Helen Barrett when she took a woodland walk with her family earlier this month. But that changed when she claimed the 5ft Palace Puma stalked out of the undergrowth and fearlessly approached her.
Understandably the 41-year-old turned and fled, later describing her encounter in Crystal Palace as “alarming”.
“As first we couldn’t believe what we were seeing,” she recounted.
“It was black, the size of a labrador, but walking like a cat.”