Wirral 'puma' just a big cat |firstname.lastname@example.org|09/11/03 at 15:09:27|jon_downes|xx|0|22.214.171.124|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.