Sighting from Mike Inglis
Large Black Cat seen near Bathgate
While being involved in my work last summer being based at Bathgate near Edinburgh I observed early in the morning another Black Cat near to a path I was walking on behind the old West Lothian College.
The cat was in the middle of washing itself when I encountered it and on going closer to it I stopped dead as I noted its size around the same size of a black labrador and the head the size of a football.
Luckily it wasn't interested in me and got up and made its way in long grass towards its next prey which it may have attacked already as I heard a squawking sound coming from the grass.
I later found droppings which I took photos of. I did not report the sighting for fear of being ridiculed especially with the job I do !
I have just got the printer connected to my PC now and just rattled off a hard copy of your sightings sheet which I will fill out this week and dig out the photos I made mention of where I made a sighting last year at the old West Lothian College, Bathgate, which is probably by now to some degree demolished. The pictures are not to any grand scale especially that of where I saw the cat sitting grooming itself I did though have a thorough search of the area a few hours after the sighting and found the long grass had been flattened in areas and that something had made a path through it.
I have just had a quick look at the photos section that you have on your site and noted two things. To my surprise one that a cat sighting had been made in Monymusk Park, Dundee and secondly you have photos where another sighting occurred at Ethiebeaton one of my old haunting grounds from where I used to from time to time go and do a spot of metal detecting and the area in question is not far from where I found rather large paw prints along an old road near St. Brides Ring. This road wrapped itself behind a small hillock and quite near the farm Shank of Omachie where a field of pigs were situated in their steel huts. If you see George let him know this area is the Kingennie area
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