Report from George Markie
On the night of 10th August 1976, a woman in Glenfarg, Perthshire, was washing her supper dishes when her dog whined and scratched at the door. The lady let it out, and on her hearing its barking change to a whimper, she looked out to see it on the lawn shivering with fright. Sitting on its haunches on top of the garden wall was a huge cat, "the size of a fully grown labrador," its eyes glowing orange in the dark. When she went out the creature got up and began to spit and howl.
She noted its long pointed and tufted ears and that it stood at least 3 ft high. Quickly she scooped up the dog and dashed inside. The cat leapt into fields and vanished.
Police claim there have been other sightings, including one in the main street of Glenfarg, and that chickens have gone missing. (FT notes that the description is of a lynx).
Sunday Post 15 August 1976
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