Report from Mike Inglis
A POST MORTEM of a roe deer found last month on the outskirts of Cupar has turned out "inconclusive."
The mutilated deer was found in a field at Middlefield Farm, fuelling fears that it had been attacked by the 'big cat' spotted in various parts of North East Fife in recent years.
A police spokesman said that the cause of death and the paw prints at the site were both "inconclusive".
He added : "The post mortem report also indicates that there remained insufficient clues to determine whether the deer was caught and killed, or attacked after it had otherwise been injured or incapacitated.
The carcass was discovered by Cupar plumber and heating engineer Rab Walker, who said that around 14 lb of flesh had been eaten from the deer.
He said there was no way a fox or dog could have been responsible.
Fife Herald, 4 th June 1999
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