|Big Cat Sightings in 1981
|Exact date unknown
|Reports of big cat
|Received by Edinburgh Zoo
|16 th March
|Dochfour Estate, Inverness-shire
|Roe deer carcass found "savaged"
|Prints found which might be puma
|15 th May
|Fort Augustus, Lochaber
|Seen by motorist.
|25 th July
|Tan-coloured, larger than Alsation, short legs, large paws, thick tail. "puma".
|Seen by male motorist, beside dead rabbit. Crossed road.
|26 th July
|Large yellow-brown lioness-like animal, larger than Labrador, long thick tail.
|Seen by female motorist feeding on dead rabbit.
|30 th August
|Between Dores and Inverfarigaig, Inverness-shire
|Two grey cats, with white on chests. 3 ft at the head, long curved tail.
|Seen by police driver at 30 yds. Ran off towards water's edge.
|Loch Carron, Ross-shire
|'Dog with a cat's face'
|Seen by two schoolgirls
|16 th December
|South Clunes, Inverness-shire
|24 th December
|Nairn to Inverness road, Nairn-shire
|Tan to light brown, larger than Labrador, long thick tail.
|Seen by by motorist, crossing road
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