big cat research in Sussex


Both black and brown cats on Ashdown forest

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 4:50 PM

There has been some intense big cat activity on the Ashdown forest these past 3 months. Sightings of a medium sized black cat have been reported from  the Uckfield area, Crowborough, Upper Hartfield and of the brown one over at Nutley, Wych cross and Forest row at the golf course again. The brown big cat has all the appearance of a mountain lion according to witnesses and was seen even with the white bits on it's face. Sleek, shiny fur stocky legs walking exactly how a big cat shoulld do, the latest sighting from Nutley described 2 encounters in daytime. In another encounter on a different part of the forest a witness was sitting quietly for a while watching deer when they heard a cat growll from the bushes by them at 2 metres away. From  Forest Row a report of a large black or dark coloured cat was seen at dusk on the golf course bounding across the grass covering a lot of ground with few leaps seemingly effortlessly.

Elsewhere in the county there has not been much reported apart from a possible at Pulborough near the Arun and Lewes again.

Categories: Sightings

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