Report from Leo Martin
A black cat, longer and taller than a Labrador, ran out of woodland onto the Inverness - Craig Dunain road on 22nd June. Witness Carol MacFadyen braked hard and watched the animal bound across the road 15 feet ahead. She and her teenage daughter and friend jumped out of the car and chased after it, but, she said, "it was gone in a flash." A second sighting occurred in the same area 3 days later.
A large cat-like animal was seen by a driver at the Doll, Brora, on 22nd June. The witness described it as the height of a large dog, with a long body and long, curving tail which trailed along the ground. It was dark grey-black with a small head, flattened snout and small ears.
A public warning was issued by Fife police on 26 th June, advising people not to approach a giant wild cat seen in thick woodlands near Kelly.
27 th June, 1995
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