Wednesday 14 July 2010

Gravesend puma sightings.

Date: Sunday 11th July/into Monday 12th July - 12:00pm - 1:00am
Location - Red Street, Southfleet

Elderly woman awoke in the night and looked out of window towards garden (large, 300ft long garden - surrounded by fields), security light came on, and sitting in garden around 50 ft away was a large cat, fawn-tan in colour with a long thick tail. The witness identified the cat as a puma. The animal walked across the garden towards the direction of the nearby duck pond.

One week previous a woman walking with her children through woods at Cobham, 2pm - when a large, fawn-coloured cat crossed their path about twenty-feet away. Animal was around five-feet in length with a long, curving tail. Around the same time at Windmill Street, Gravesend, an elderly couple observed a black leopard which walked along the street during the early hours of the morning.

A local man named Ed stated that whilst driving through Higham recently a wild boar crossed the road and headed towards marshes. Boar were kept on farms throughout Kent in the 1980s and when the 1987 great storm swept through the county, animals such as boar and wallabies escaped. Boar are now well established in the UK countryside.

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