A woman has reported seeing a black leopard at Hollingbourne, Maidstone. The sighting took place at 1:30am on June 19th as she was walking her dog with a friend. They reported being snarled out and then picking out bright eyes of a large black animal.
Many other reports have come in, you can find these at the BIG CATS IN KENT Facebook page.
Friday, 21 July 2017
Thursday, 25 May 2017
May 2017 has been one of the busiest months on record with sightings in one week from Sheppey, Chartham (2), Hythe, rural Maidstone, Shadoxhurst and Cliffe. All sightings took place at night and involved motorists - leopard scat has also been found at Blue Bell Hill and a badger kill elsewhere in an undisclosed location. For more info join the facebook page BIG CATS IN KENT.
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
"Driving home last night from work, Monday 3rd April, was just before midnight.
I had just driven out of Charing, near Ashford on the a252 and taken the left turn/fork onto the faversham road.
Just after taking the turn I saw a large black cat at the edge of the road. Was about the size of Labrador, with orange/yellow eyes and a long tail. It had a very dark shiny coat reflecting in my head lights and was just stood staring at the car as I drove past."
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Sunday, 24 July 2016
"Yes my husband saw a Puma sized large black cat on 21st July 2016. It was 8pm and a lovely dry day. I was in the green house reaching to water a tomato plant otherwise I would have seen it too. He suddenly screamed '"cat!" very long and loud which I just took as come and look quickly but was unable to move quick enough. I had no idea. What he saw was a very large cat in the corner of our paddock which he must have spooked as it bounded along the fence line right across to the opposite corner and ran up the diagonal wooden brace on the corner post and over it into the wood beyond. On reflection it explains the tone of his shout being more like an urgent warning cry. I was really sorry to have missed it and hope to see it again. We have both owned several cats and a Weimaraner and a Labrador in the past, so we know the difference. Especially how differently they move. We have warned the neighbours but have yet to report it to the Ashdown Rangers."
Thursday, 14 July 2016
"Yesterday; the 13th July at approximately 7 15am I saw a large black cat. I believe it is what you call a panther.
It was coming from the broad bean field and into a small wooded copse near Rolvenden Layne.
It was about 15 yards from me so I had a good view, although brief. It didn’t appear to be in a hurry and just sloped the short distance into the wood.
I have never seen one before.
I was with my rather slow dog and she had stopped behind me."