Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Black leopard sighting at Southfleet
On 11th December 2012 a male witness named Alf, whilst delivering to a property at Dale Road, Southfleet, had a surprising encounter. At 3:45 pm he noticed some ducks in the field opposite, and wondering why they were there (as there was no water nearby) was suddenly drawn to a large black cat walking through the undergrowth in a nearby field. Alf was aware that the animal was rather large,and so he called to someone who works at the property and they both watched the animal until it moved out of sight. The area in general is rural with lots of fields and country lanes. There have been sightings in the area in the past, although these are not often, but Southfleet - for a large cat - is not far from Gravesend, where there have been an abundance of sightings over the years.