Report from George Redpath via Mike Inglis
About 12.20 pm on 9/03/2002, A gentleman whom it should be noted is a very keen naturalist was walking his three gun dogs in a fairly isolated area to the north west side of Balmullo Quarry.
The dogs suddenly flushed a large black cat from the gorse bushes and treed the cat in a tall pine tree nearby.
The cat made its way up into the upper branches of the pine tree but the witness could still see the cat fairly clearly.
He is of the opinion that it was a Kellas cat and may have had some grey or white tufts of hair on its face.
The witness observed the cat for approx 10 minutes then left the area to contact George Redpath,unfortunately George Redpath wasn't in the area at the time and George Redpath contacted myself but I too was sadly to far away to get there promptly.
George Redpath arrived at the scene about an hour or so later by which time the cat had dissapeared. George Redpath carried out a search which I followed up at night by spending two hours in the area.
The following morning Gr myself and his daughter walked the hill in fresh snow and visited the tree etc.
George Redpath had his dog and we positioned ourselves around gorse bushes and sent the dog in but didnt flush any cats, by this time the rain had turned the snow to slush so prints etc were out the question.
9 th March 2002
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