Report from Chris Smith
Date and Time: Mid November 2002, 2pm on a wednesday
Location: From platform at Crookston Railway Station, Glasgow looking up line towards Paisley
Description: Jet black, looked to be at least German Shepherd size with short ears. Had an extremely long tail which swept downwards. head was puma shaped
Movement: slow and steady crossing railway line in a slight zig zag as it moved up the track
Duration: 90 seconds
Distance: 200 yds closing to about 100yds before train came and disturbed it. (the first time I have wanted a train to be later)seen from slightly above on rail platform
Weather: Dry clear sunny but cold
Other witnesses: None, no- one else was on platform
Reference: web search
Additional: would appreciate feedback if any one else has seen something in this area
This is our first reported sighting from withing the limits of the City of Glasgow. In"Cat Country: The Quest for the British Big Cat", Di Francis reported "By August 1976, the sightings in the Glasgow area numbered over a hundred, including about twenty from policemen." However, we do not know if any of these sightings occurred within the city itself.
There have, however, been a number of sightings from Renfrewshire, from where the cat had come.
mid November 2002
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