Wirral 'puma' just a big cat |jon_downes|jon@cfz.org.uk|09/11/03 at 15:09:27|jon_downes|xx|0|217.44.226.9|From the Daily Post:
Wirral 'puma' just a big cat Sep 9 2003
by Mike Hornby, Daily Post

A PUMA-LIKE cat spotted on a Wirral golf course was almost certainly a big
feral cat, police said yesterday.

An alert began after a video tape supposedly showing footage of a "big cat"
roaming around Birkenhead was handed to police.

Wirral Neighbourhood Chief Inspector Steve McNaughton said: "We did receive
a few reports last week of a big cat sighting on Wirral Ladies Golf Course.

"The cat was described as puma-like and appeared to be larger than a normal
house cat. However, the force Wildlife Liason Officer sought advice from
Chester Zoo about the five-second video taken by a local resident.

"Experts quickly confirmed they felt sure it was a large feral cat.


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