"Shortly before 8am on a sunny morning in May 1996, the informants were driving along the A82 Inverness to Fort William Road. There was little in the way of other traffic on the road, and no other vehicles were close when the sighting took place. The informants were heading in a South-Westerley direction."
"Travelling along the A82 at a point approximately one mile North to the village of Drumnadrochit, both A and B clearly saw an animal which they both state clearly was a gold coloured puma or panther bound across the road no more than thirty yards in front of their car. The cat had come from the left side of the road, and disappeared into undergrowth on the opposite side. The informants describe the animals movements as being most definitely feline in character. Its colour resembled that of a Golden Labrador, the head and face was that of a big cat. The animal is said to have been about the same size as a Labrador dog, with a long tail with a bobble of hair at its end."
"A day or so after the sighting, Mr. A, who is a local man, learned from a game-keeper friend in the Drumnadrochit area that he too had only a few days prior to Mr. A's sighting seen what sounds to have been either the same cat, or one like it, in countryside near the village."
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