Friday, 10 January 2014

Lack of updates...

The lack of updates on this blog have come about due to other commitments but sightings do still persist of so-called Sussex related 'big cats' with two more being reported this year, one in the region of Devil's Dyke and another in East Sussex at Hastings, both black leopards. In December 2013 there were eleven sightings reported to KENT BIG CAT RESEARCH with most of these being leopard and lynx, and only one report of a puma.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Monday, 24 September 2012

Haywards Heath and other sightings

There have been a handful of Sussex-related sightings received in the last couple of days, the most recent involving a motorist travelling to work at 5am on 24th September in the Haywards Heath area. A large black cat, the size of a labrador (as often stated) with a long tail bounded across the road. The witness had previously been sceptical to such sightings and told his wife who reported it. The wife of the witness reported also that three years previous she'd seen a puma at Ditchling Beacon. There have also been sightings reported from Hastings and near Brighton - both involving black leopard.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Slightly odd 'big cat' article from This Is Sussex

To read more of the June 2012 article (with a few strange comments thrown in)click HERE

The Sussex/Hampshire 'lion' hunt hoax

Not many people would have heard about the Sussex and Hampshire 'lion' hoax from 1905 and so have reproduced a cutting from the Wanganui Chronicle from 9th May 1905 which speaks of a ferocious beast on the loose that turned out to be nothing of a the sort - as in the case of so many other 'lion' reports. Other Sussex lion hoaxes will be mentioned in the book MYSTERY ANIMALS OF THE BRITISH ISLES: SUSSEX which is currently being written. Click on the image for a better view.

Friday, 20 July 2012

The 'beast' of Battle

There has been a sighting in Battle of a black leopard. The animal was observed by several witnesses for more than ten minutes as it sauntered through an overgrown field, disturbing buzzards on its way. The animal kept a distance of around 200 yards before moving out of sight. During the 1990s there were several sightings of a puma around Battle - Battle Abbey custodian Daryl Burchmore reported to Meridian News that a tourist to the site had come into the office to say he'd seen a large puma roaming the grounds.

There has also been a lot of activity - animal deaths, scat - in a remote area of Lewes. This is under investigation.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Undisclosed location investigation

There have been several sightings recently at an undisclosed location Sussex resulting in several animal deaths. A calf, fox cubs, birds and other animals have been found completely stripped clean and in larger prey showing puncture marks. This incident is under investigation as it seems clear that at least one large cat (a black leopard judging by recent reports) is inhabiting a stretch of woodland. More of this will be highlighted in the upcoming book MYSTERY ANIMALS OF THE BRITISH ISLES: SUSSEX which is currently being written.