Appeal for Moray big cat sightings
A TEAM hoping to prove the existence of big cats in Moray next month is looking to hear from landowners who believe they have witnessed pumas and panthers prowling the area.
The Big Cats In Britain group will be heading to Moray for a vigil towards the end of August, and members are hoping to hear from Moray residents who have spotted what they believe to be large non-native felines.
Bob Wallace, the organisation’s central Scotland co-ordinator, said the group will consider pitching-up on any private land where big cats have recently been seen.
The group is preparing to set up camp with night vision equipment, infrared detectors and motion sensors. Members will also be armed with bobcat gland spray and various recordings of different cat calls, in an attempt to attract large cats within a 10-mile radius.
The team is heading to Moray as a result of numerous big cat reports in recent months, with sightings being made in several towns and villages including Elgin, Lossiemouth, Dufftown, Lhanbryde, Aberlour, Glenlivet and Duffus.
Anyone wishing to contact the Big Cats In Britain group can reach Mr Wallace on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07936 719909.