Report from Nick Wirsten
Police have warned people not to approach a big cat which escaped while being moved to a wildlife park.
The striking Desert Lynx, or Orange Caracal, broke free as her owners tried to move her into an enclosure.
Hours later the four year old animal was spotted close to a graveyard near Kirkudbright Wildlife Park, Kirkudbrightshire.
Last night Sgt. Scott mcLachlan, of Dumfries and Galloway Police, said: "If you see it in your garden don't try to catch it or do anything silly. Give us a ring instead."
Victoria McClelland, head keeper of the park, said the cat was one of two females being transferred from England.
Caracal means "black ears" in Turkish. The distinctive Lynx sports two inch long tufts on it's tapered ears.
Scottish Daily Mail, 27 th November 2002
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