Report from Reuel Chisholm
Note that Mark Fraser from Yorkshire is not a member of the Scottish Big Cats Society. In fact this individual left us in November 2001 to join the British Big Cat Society. Dr Christina Anne Smith.
A large cat-like creature the size of a collie dog has been spotted in the
A couple reported seeing the beast in a field by the A96 north-east of Auldearn while driving from their home in Forres to Inverness.
Sandy & Michelle Frost say they saw the big cat while driving along the road between Broombank and Gallows Hill when her husband, who was driving, remarked that there was a big black cat in the field.
She said: "I looked to his side of the road and saw a pitch black cat walking very slowly. It was definitely a cat. A very big cat."
Michelle said it was definitely not a leopard or a lynx.
Reporting the sighting to the Scottish Big Cat Society, they said they saw the animal at a distance of about 125 yds in clear and bright conditions.
Mark Fraser of the society believes they probably saw a Scottish Wild Cat or a Kellas cat, which is about twice the size of a domestic cat.
Press and Journal, 25 th July 2003
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