Report from Chris Smith
The only Scot ever to catch a 'wild' puma which had been roaming the countryside has died at his home in Cannich, aged 76.
Donald Noble - better known as Ted - created a sensation when he trapped the animal near Tomich, in 1980. The female puma was a tourist attraction for the next four years at the Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, until she died in February, 1985. She was preserved by a taxidermist and since then has been a prime exhibit at Inverness Museum.Father of four Mr. Noble, of Kerrow Farm, Cannich, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday and will be buried tomorrow at the Dalrossie churchyard in Tomatin, after a funeral service at Cannich Church of Scotland.
The Inverness Courier: 5 th December 1998
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