big cat research in Sussex


Lynx seen near Ditchling again

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Once again a lynx has been sighted near Ditchling at 1am on the 27.7.12.Classic lynx description of the type of animal that has been seen in the area on a number of occasions and the witnesses also corroberated last decembers Ditchling lynx sighting with a view of a lynx crossing the road nearby a couple of nights later.This time around it was seen in the same parish which has led to speculation that the most recent sightings have been of the same animal which habitually frequents the area on a regular basis.On being seen by the witness the lynx paused to look and then filtered off into the night.Ditchling or rather it,s surrounding countryside is very high in the big cat sightings lists with large black cats figuring most strongly however lynx sightings go back to at least the "90,sNo sheep or other livestock losses have been reported to Bigcatsinsussex despite extensive enquiries however a number of bird kills (mostly pigeon and strangely enough blackbird) were found that were not attributed to the usual fox or sparrowhawk although it was thought that feral or farm cat could not be ruled out.There is a large amount of available prey for a lynx in the surrounding mixed farmland and the South downs half a mile to the south offers extensive cover especially on the north facing sidehill.The delay in releasing this latest sighting has been due to an investigation of the sighting which is now complete.....

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