Are big cats living in the UK?
A large Black Cat with glowing eyes has been spotted near New Farm Loch, North-East of Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. Unfortunately there are no pictures, but the cat appears to have killed a roe deer, which it was eating at the time of the sighting.
Brian Menzies of Moscow said he was travelling home from work when he noticed a ‘large, black creature with glowing eyes’ by the side of the road.
He was then amazed to see that the beast had been chewing on a roe deer.
Brian, who works at Prestwick Airport, said: “I was coming home via the back road from New Farm Loch at just after midnight on Monday when I noticed something bright in the line of my headlights. As I got closer I realised it was a large, black cat and it was beside a roe deer.
“After I passed I went back to take a look and by this time the cat had gone but the injuries to the rear of the deer were clearly visible.
“What I couldn’t work out was how the deer had died. It didn’t look as though a car had hit it as the only injury was to the rear area where the big cat had been.
“I’m not one to usually believe in these things but I saw it with my own eyes and would be intrigued to know if anyone else saw anything at that time. It’s not a busy road but it is well used. I just wish I had my camera with me at the time.”
There have been several big cat sightings in Ayrshire over the years. The most recent one recorded was of a puma-like cat spotted near Midland Farm in Fenwick last summer.
Source: Big cat spotted near dead deer in Moscow (title is inaccurate).