Thursday 26 September 2013

More sightings across the south-east

Over the last few weeks there have been numerous reports from across Kent, Sussex and Surrey, with a recent report of a big, black cat at Surrey made by a witness who was lucky enough to have two sightings of possibly the same creature. For more info on the Surrey 'puma' sightings etc go to the sister site of this one by clicking HERE There have also been reports recently of a black leopard prowling Hildenborough. The witness in question had seen the cat on 21st September 2013 at approximately 10:30 am, this being the witnesses second sighting - her first being in July of 2013 in the same field.

Monday 9 September 2013

Margate black leopard sighting

"Hi I found you blog today and would like to report a sighting I had of a panther in Margate Kent last night 08/09/13.
I had just picked my daughter's up from the local pub (The old charles) at around 22:00 hrs on North down road and had driven up West park avenue ready to turn right up queen Elisabeth avenue. As I started to turn right I had to pull in tight almost doing a 3 point turn in the road as there was a large car transporter parked up just past the turn point on the road. 
My head light's caught a small red fox running out of the hedgerow with the fear of god in it's face, It looked petrified.
A second behind it was a huge jet black cat the size of a medium dog chasing the fox. It caught my head lights and slowed to a stand still letting the fox escape. Then turned and disappeared back in the  pitch black park.
 The panther was something like you get in Africa but was black and not spotted. I've seen spotted panthers in Africa whilst on safari but this was more menacing."
Margate doesn't feature heavily in regards to sightings of exotic cats but at night a large cat can prowl anywhere mostly undetected, especially if following the line of the coast.

Saturday 7 September 2013

Black leopard at Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells sighting of black leopard - 7/9/2013: "I feel rather silly and questioning what I actually DID see earlier, but there is no doubt at all that a saw a large black cat striding across a wheat field next to the A21 heading Northbound out of Tunbridge Wells (maybe 3 miles north of the industrial/shopping estate), and was around 10.30am in good light so it could not be mistaken for anything else.I am pretty sure it was a puma, as was pitch black and walking with its head sunk quite low.It certainly wasn’t an animal I have ever seen before in the wild."