Report from Chris Smith
A large cat-like creature, which has been sighted around 30 times in the past two years in the Fife countryside, has finally been caught on film. The animal, upon which an extensive file has been drawn up by Fife Constabulary, was filmed by a women near Cupar.
The photographic evidence in the video footage has been shown to wildlife experts, and, while it is said to be "blurred and inconclusive", they are convinced police are dealing with a puma-type animal.
The creature, often said by witnesses to be dark fawn or brown, first surfaced in November 1995 when a lorry driver spoke of seeing a mountain lion or cougar on the Cupar to Kilmany Road. He described it as being around four feet long with a similar size tail.
The Herald, November 17 th 1997
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