Nunraw Castle, used as a retreat for Nunraw Abbey
Big cats have been seen near here on three different occasions, with a gamekeeper taking a shot at the cat
Ronnie along with Vincent Johnston visited the area of Nunraw Abbey, to have a look around the area after a rash of big cat reports. While there they met purely by chance Brian McKintyre, the gamekeeper who claims he shot at the creature as it lunged towards him. Mr. McIntyre agreed to be interviewed on film, a copy which Ronnie sent me. As they later searched the area of the latest sighting they found some very large prints which they thought to be quite strange. Video footage was also taken of them examining the prints, the photograph of one which appears here.
I believe the casts to be very similar to those that I have taken at the scene of puma sightings in the past.
The copy of the cast is very interesting. It is only half an inch smaller than than the one we received from the Surrey farmer recently whose lamb was attacked. We compared our Surrey copy with a photograph produced in the Bodmin Moor Investigation Report of 1995 of a puma print. The Surrey print was definitely that of a puma - and it looks very much like as if that which Ronnie Patterson sent you is also that of a puma.
Bob & Lyn Engledow, Operation Big Cat!
Here is the Nunraw cast along with the cast of a leopard, courtesy of Glasgow Zoo.
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