Monday 18 October 2010

Silly Season: Don't Count It Out Just Yet...

The beast of Bevendean has reared its fearsome head again.

The big-cat, which is said to have stalked the area for more than two years, was seen lurking in undergrowth by a teacher.
Clearly, we'd all agree, an impeccable source of information?
Avis Carter, 49, of Preston Park, Brighton said she had visited the area on Bevendean Hill to pick apples when she spotted the feline at about 2.30pm, Tuesday.

Ms Carter said: “I looked round and it was there.

It was much larger than a normal cat but had tabby-coloured markings. But the markings were not in the style of a tabby cat.”
Oh. So, what were they like, then? Paisley?
“I wasn’t scared. It didn’t linger and act nosy like a cat. It went straight back into very thick undergrowth.

“I was surprised because I was very close to homes and I had been a lot further into the woods and not seen the cat then.”
You know, there may just be another reason for that, love. They say 'When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras' for a reason...


Mick Turatian said...

It didn’t linger and act nosy

A teacher?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it could have been a Bengal to me ,they look like domestic cats but much bigger.
The Bengals the one the chap in the glasses is holding

Mark Wadsworth said...

Maybe this supposed "big cat" is indeed just a big cat. Stranger things have happened.

Anonymous said...

What was that old song -
"don't go down to the woods today ,
You might get a big surprise --"
- No that was about bears wasn't it.

JuliaM said...

"A teacher?"

Hard to fathom, eh?

"Sounds like it could have been a Bengal to me ,they look like domestic cats but much bigger."

Indeed, and they've caused a few of these 'cat flaps' already.

"Stranger things have happened."

Yup! :)

"No that was about bears wasn't it."

Very few people ever report loose bears, do they?

Pogo said...

Nobody ever heard of a Maine Coon...? Can grow to be over three feet long (including the tail), 16-18 inches at the shoulder and an adult male can weigh easily up to 25-30 lbs.

Lovely moggies they are too. :-)