Report from Chris Smith
Scotstown Moor aka Perwinnes Moss on the outskirts of Aberdeen, Sunday 15th October 2000
"I was walking the dog this morning at 08.00hrs and she spotted the animal first. I at first thought it was a black Labrador that we often see which usually walks behind its master. But I soon realised that it wasn't. The animal was definitely a cat, like a puma. " It was all black with no markings. "It swayed a bit, I used to have a cat and this animal was definitely cat-like in its movements, its distance away would have been 50 yards from me. It was completely silent and did not notice me and my dog. We had it in our view for at least 30 seconds. It looked heavy and well fed about the size of a fully grown Labrador with a longish mouth and pointed ears.
The cat walked from woods on my left and disappeared in shrubbery on the left, my Labrador began to chase it, I was terrified but she came back when I called it.
The second time I saw this animal was on Wednesday 18th at 17.15 hrs practically in the same place but this time it emerged from the shrubbery and went into the woods.
Dog walking is certainly more interesting but I am becoming quite frightened at the thought of this animal on the loose, especially as I saw it both times very near to houses. I have reported it to the police but they did not seem interested at all."
15 th October 2000
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