Tracking The Big Black Cats Of The UK!| Real Wild



big cat sightings in the UK are on the increase some areas are now cause cancer hotspots that ain't no normal cat Jesus that must be that must be huge right green eyes and it flew it actually was sped off into the darkness I had entered the Heathman just got dark and lo and behold the crows started giving alarm calls so I waited and looked and there it was a long low large jet black animal emerged from the bushes but what is it that people are reporting Animal Planet is set up to investigate the sightings of Bigfoots in the UK we need to track one they exist so we've called in experts big-game tracker in Maxwell all the way from Kenya just imagine come across one of these you need max began tracking in Africa at the age of 8 to learn his skills from local Bushman but before tackling big cats in the British Isles Mac shows us the techniques that he uses out in the chemists pushed and how he'll adapt them when he starts to track in the UK I come to this really high point here to Zone in this is called a sit spot and what it does is give me a view of the whole of this area there's these green trees fever trees which means that there's water there behind that that the plains a bit like the heath Linden England so the cats got everything of needs here and what I'm doing I'm learning in to get into the mind of this cat so that when they come to track it it's going to be a lot easier you're going to be here for about an hour you can listen to the birds watch the warthogs and see how they move if they jump or make a lot of noise the cat is here the cats a really simple thing all they need three things food water and the neighbor I came down here last night and I could actually check what prints were here today I'm looking for new print coming across all sorts of things here we've got baby Ellie's we've got jackals but also because I'm tracking on my own I don't want to stay just on here I actually wanted zig zag from the left over to the right a couple of steps and then zigzag from the right over to the left both customized a little bit forward just here I've come across some elephant dung but what is really important about this elephant dung is the urination when it urinated is very important for actually time stamping when that Elson was here the amount of urine that is evaporated tells me that the elephant pasture three hours ago I've used that technique wherever I was in the world but it was in the UK South America or Africa come across a baby elephant print right here quite small look at that what they're doing they pick up the double click with just over the back of their neck and flick fight but this is where essence quite lazy because just dragging feet along not bothering to look enough I don't always look at the ground sometimes I lift my head up I can see a trail which comes from that side there going all the way down here this is really what I'd call a trail and this is what I call a run and this is quite specialized I could see the giraffe are being up and down this one and it also been zebra so I'm just going to have a look further down this trail and see what we can find ah ok I expected this there's more these alleys are just springing up the chunks and spraying themselves with dust I've got a giraffe ok the tracks are quite hard to see for a giraffe they can see how big they are and these little bits here at the back there called toes drains you enough footplates of giraffe are larger than dinner plate each foot can be 30 centimeters long by 23 centimeters wide that's three times the size of print left by a cow the giraffe majestically moves off there's more giraffe moves off up there but I'm going to stay on this run and keep going see what else you can find because this is where we likely defines cat tracks and I think probably in the dead of the night of the early hours of the morning this is a busy motorway this is full of animals it's rather girl along here because they don't make so much noise they go through the draft the grass will move around and it makes a lot of noise it moves along here it's nice and finally got a couple of grass you're like a cat if you're gonna do exactly same stay blows the grassland no goofing off you go no the cat prints so far but plenty of others ah we're starting from all groups coming in there are a dozen different mongoose species around here but only one has got a really long toes that tells me it's a water mongoose Mongoose have long sharp nails to catch their food they eat everything but they're far too smart to be caught themselves quite a big bonkers but he's doing exactly same as everyone else uses through the path of least resistance why go off into the bush walk into user cases like it stallyns on your feet just keep going on this nice sandy come on weathers fantastic that feels really good on feet I was hoping to find some big cat prints by now a good tracking all about patience they're here somewhere I've been following this road all day long and have come across the first sign that have all day and this is what it is it's definitely big cat I'm so excited about that because going to have a much closer look to see what it's been eating but before I do that I've got to put gloves on because this stuff could contain some really dangerous diseases Oh first thing I know this stinks it really does smell okay we know this is a big cab because it's calcified which means that basically the white bit is calcium from the bones we've been eating bones it's really does now and as I go through here I could see that it's sort of mixed up with bits of meat some skin but also it's got lots of little hairs in there and the hairs could probably tell us what it's been eating and from the look of this I think this is an Impala some more bits of skin no one else could have done this this has to be a big cat there's no doubt about it look at that that's a fantastic print and I think that a line is a big one and this should tie in with a scat just a little bit behind them because the size those digits they're huge look at that hind pad at the massive the lion is by far the largest cat in Africa and leaves a large round print of 12 centimeters in diameter the back pad of all cats even pets have three loads to defuse together tend to be alive were not far behind it there we go there we go another one now firstly I notice is no more going up that way and this one looks like it's going up this top of that path we're now hot on the track of the biggest of all cats I've given up tracking on foot it's far too dangerous so go back into the vehicles that can get closer to his mind 20 I'm looking very closely for depressions in the grass look and see where the lions put down his horse that's a big line that's a big matter for grandmother look Canada mallet something tells me they actually really hungry because she is alert or a good face and that will face the jaw droppin the slant I've a focus diet means is something ahead and that is quite often the look you'll see just before an ambush predator goes down it's by studying these lines here in Kenya that I hope to figure out how a big cat thing learning into the mind of a big cat is the only way I'll be able to track one in England there isn't just one line here they are to a mother and her almost fully grown cub that is comfort of leanings head of the mother as the wind comes in again gives her more cover to move and that I just just as I saying that a breeze came in and the cub move and heads up the spots the back got a big cub go be hungry and I do one day if that Cubs actually made a kill itself yet or thumb is going to try and teach it tonight with like a Miss Marple a murder mystery and trying to work out what they're all up to I picked up another lion track leaving me deep into the bush it comes to mess around what let's go out here it's really unusual this time of day won't be able to make sure a sunless now because the mother could be anywhere and she's coming you really agitated the gazelles can also sense which is close by interestingly about this is it one I can't see her she can see me if you left in a bathtub with Ilana this is the UK miss P exactly the same process very simple exercise expounds with its proud but that Canton UK will be equally hard to spot maybe harder finally the lioness breaks cover to return to the Cubs I can hear mother now that means mother's Matt Besler here and with him to flee leaps that line could have me and will be cats if they feel really confident in their camouflage but as she starts to look at us and we start to know she'll think maybe my camouflage is not so good I'm gonna chase them off or I'm gonna get out of here and so chasing off bit that I'm not really looking forward to at all learning what we started tracking that's big up the tracks today and the real really over the years and reward me the tracker to get this class that's a good sign listen to custard look they're powering with a faction hard to believe isn't it that's one of the fine stablish best in the world yesterday we got carried away with the lion cubs it was a really unique sight but today we need to concentrate on Leopard those are the main sightings from the UK I just love tracking and being in the outdoors it is fantastic but what I'm just coming across at the moment a leopard tracks absolutely brilliant look at them there they go and they're just walking down a road it's really casual not worried about anything at all doing about us daily business look at that more tracks Wow look at that one the leopard is only 1/3 the size of a lion and it's print much smaller 6 centimeters across leopards climb trees and big-footed lions though it's important to get up early and see the fresh tracks the cats left overnight I call this reading the morning paper this perfect so well defined and so clear but also amazing thing about this is time stamped because a vehicle drove of this sometime between last night in this morning at 3 o'clock this morning this leopard was on walkabout next we got it like a print which looks like it could be from a horse I know it's a zebra but it could be a bridle way in the UK and then right next to it we've got leopard these are fused into digital pads which basically means as one pad it's like a heel of a human and it's these lobes here that I'm going to be looking for when you go back to the UK and have a good look for this cat there we go there we go ah Wow this is really interesting here kind of hard to see sometimes but this leopard actually hasn't walked down here in a really relaxed mode not worried about anything at all particularly without looking hunting's but at this point it stopped and it looked to its left why did it look to his left because there's a road down there and it did a tea stop you can see that because this cat was actually turning to look to the left with that pad and that one there turning to right so you can see its head looking under there that's a stun gun the left to the right and then it moved off there we go I just kind of asked myself why is Leopard games right instead of left what actually influences decisions come off the road come through the grass down here I put a sprint down here why I don't know but I suspect because this Partridge pits down there it's coming to look for Padres a little bird and casting meal for a leopard that's amazing we found the skull of a zebra but it shows all the signs of a big cat kill the way of P murrah leper kills kills with real precision a bite to the neck and that it severs the chords though can also see this kind of being eaten away from the top of the skull but looking around me is just as like a graveyard affirm his bones absolutely everywhere what a perfect place to bring your kill to eat it because you can see all around you typically nothing you creep up on you I know I'm very close now and having very quiet very careful there is this misery here I think I want to stay where it is look at a few just magnificent imagine coming across one of these in England they have been clusters or big cat sightings all over the UK in the West the famous Beast of Bodmin to the east linkage to links to the North Durham humour and in the South the Dorset panther by far the most common sightings are black leopards British big cats became extinct hundreds of years ago early sightings are thought to be connected to escapees from traveling circuses of exotic animals in the 18th and 19th centuries going to investigate the report of a big black animal on a riverbank I'm expecting it to be a lot tougher than a bottle bush in the national parks of Kenya I'd expect to find a big cat in every ten square kilometers of territory but as UK is going to be something like 1 in 500 square kilometers to add to the challenge there are six and a half million dogs in the UK a lot of them are black and a lot of them a leopard science I've come across these tracks on this riverbank and a lot of people confuse dog tracks with cat tracks and the first thing that I'm going to look at is the configuration of what that print is like first of all a dog print is always over then shaped and a cat print is round a bit like that there is a thing it's a rounded into hound the other most important thing is the claw marks and the claw marks are very big in this print just like the one I've got here we can see clearly claw marks here but they're not on the cat so the reason they're not on the cat is because the claws are retracted by attending the only time they come out is when it actually wants to attack its prey or climb up a tree then the clock comes out I'm also going to have a good look around to see if I can find any scat that's animal droppings there's some activity here and I could see the grass would be moved around but when I look a little bit closer I can see there's some scat one of the things I'm thinking about is there's a track just in front of me and it's very like Kenya exactly the same place a cat would have put its cat down to mark its territories and the behavior in Kenya of a cat would be exactly the same as in the UK putting my gloves on at the moment it's really important from a safety point of view because these scat can contain all sorts of diseases and they can be very toxic the other thing of course is if we're going to take a DNA output from scat it has to be clean a little bit of hair the vegetation now when I look at scat like this I use a general rule of thumb about a fly an hour in the summer time up to five hours and then after five hours it crusts up and then there's no more flies come back the Flies are not interested in as scat anymore afters become crusty this this one sort of 50% animal parts and 50% vegetation that's interesting that's a quill from a bird it's very different to the line that we actually saw in Kenya isn't it the line in Kenya was very grey because the calcium that had extracted from the bones it's unlikely to be a big catalyst this amount of vegetation and a big cat would have had bigger bone bone pieces in there the animal that did the scat its last meal was probably bird and not very much of a bird the only things I've found are mandibles from a small mammal and a very small foot to sum up this is not a big cat it doesn't resemble any big cat that I've ever seen before in their scat if I had to make an educated guess I'd say that this scat was left by a badger I've only got two weeks and I need to find an area where there's been a reliable fighting and make sure that the witness really did see a big cat that's why I'm going to the Midlands where a policeman who was on holiday with his family managed to record a big cat from this car park stop in this little village called kindred which is about two miles down the road my brother Lord John and had a look on the map and thought there's a nice area close by where we could go for a walk when we came back we were putting the children back in the car and getting ready to leave when my wife pointed out and a cat which has just look on the rise and the distance above us over there this is exclusive footage I'm the first person outside Derek's family to see it that ain't no normal cat I can hear my wife in the background they're making a flippant comment saying it looks like a panther or words to that effect and but I actually thought it was some sort of a big cat I was adamant though it was not a domestic cat I expected to be in it the size of an Alsatian dog you can take my word for the that cat is the size of a very big dog believe me that is not a small cat now Jesus that must be that must be huge and the distance from where I was to die estimated to be approximately 300 feet and realizing the distance it was I knew that if it was a domestic cat it would have been a lot smaller so I used my digital camera to zoom in on the cat and and then I could see there had quite a long tail and that's what first made me realize this is not a normal cat it appeared to look towards me when I was filming being a loud person myself it could probably hear me talking again excited to the fact that was filming a big cat all the family all agree that it was some sort of large cat and so it was quite exciting there it's nice to see you know to actually think I've actually filmed a big cat in a while I'm in the field the Derek's filmed the leopard and what I'm trying to do is I'm working out exactly what this cat did and why I was doing it but just like Kenya in Africa it was following the shadows and was thinking what am I going to do next what I'm noticing here is rabbit this is just what we need to know because every cat needs food and rabbit is perfect for a cat a rabbit a day will keep this cat going no problems at all there's a way for me to check the size of this cat the video shows the tree in the background maybe I can use this scale cat one thing we got in the back of that film was this tree it's about the size of my hands on the camera angle to me that says of the cat was about 10 feet away from here that means it was pretty big Garrett has told me where the police send their footage for analysis and I'm going to use the same methods the place used to blow up his footage of a cat and be able to watch it in slow motion this is just great watching this big learn up frame by frame because just look at that added ellipsis front pad up on the right hand side its front leg is huge it's really thick one characteristic of wild cats is that they do something called direct register and that means that it puts his back paw in exactly the same position as its front paw and that to reduce the noise that it makes and to reduce the breaking of leads or the breaking of twigs the domestic cat doesn't do that it only puts part of the time pad onto the front pad when it's walking and just as I go through this literally frame my frame I see more and more of the the bulk the upper bulk of its front shoulders that couldn't see only original footage now just going through is literally frame by frame it's tells curving down towards the ground and as it turns to look at Derek we can see it's two years pointing up and directly at Derek and that is a cat that's extremely wary of its surroundings there they are look at those ears we can see the eyes it stops and it looks not too worried about Derek it's saying because I'm in my home range and I know every nook and cranny come any closer and I'm out of here what I find remarkable is that a domestic cat would not have been bothered about Derek at all and was just gone about its daily duties there's four facts that would tell me that this is the behavior of a wild cat the first thing is the bulk of its shoulders its long tail the factor actually has direct register and its method of hunting are all characteristics of a black leopard Derek is the policeman trained to make accurate observations and now I'm going south to Dorset to meet another reliable witness John McGowan he's got no video footage but as a local mammal expert he's able to describe in detail what he saw I was out on the heath herd of deer were here i sat down missus was getting dark and I noticed a birds on the edge of a woodland giving alarm course the deer all looked that direction over there the animal moves along the edge of the woodland because the crows and Magpies followed it cackling and coring over way to agree so at that point and then I thought always something that's not just a fox the deer that were here scarpered I knew was a leopard because the way it was moving and it was totally different from that of a dog or a cat its muscles were rippling on its back you can see its shoulder blade muscles big head but a short face not long like a dog John told me four black leopard in this area so come here to Zone in that's getting into the mind of the animal that I'm going to be tracking part of that is also zoning out and that's working out what the landscape is actually doing just like Kenya this cat has got everything that it needs it's got heathland it's got forests and it's got a freshwater lake I've also heard of a number of sightings on this road late at night we've got a road here next to the road we've got a forest about here and the freshwater lake in this area on the headland here it comes round and there's a Harbor about him now the interesting thing about this is between the forest which is here and the lake which is here john saw a big black cat in this area so what I'm going to do is I'm going to brush out these paths to make sure that if the cat comes back I'm going to see it sprint this lake is just like the lake in Kenya lots of animals would come down here to drink a big cat would also come down here and we know there's coming from the forest across the road to the lake to catch whatever it's after and I'm going to go and look for some sign if we don't quit like this wide-angle vision that is a very good thing to do it increases your awareness and basically gets you to see things that are on the peripheral of your vision and the way I do that is I start off and I put my hands to sign and a wiggler thing is really looking at the horizon and the sky at the same time as my fingers come in says I can see the wiggle that's me into wide-angle vision but that'll change because as soon as see something move splatter so it's like see rather move I've gone to the back into wine I do it also looking at trees for scratch marks and cats do that it's a territorial thing that's cracked down on that tree but also they try to do that to get rid of any of the cheese on top of their nails get rid of those old cheese and get new one I've come to this gate which is a man-made barrier and this is a really good place for an animal to cross it would rather go over this gate then through the brambles on my right and when it does that is going to leave behind some sign it's gonna leave scratches on top scratches on the bits of wood underneath but I could see here a horse has done just like a cat it's rubbed against the gate and trap some hair in the screw and I'm listening for bird language here that's really important because a predator is going to set off bird language and not only can hear it but if we could see a bird we know what it's doing and we know what the predator is so if the bird shoots up like a piece of popcorn then it's a serious predator if it does a little hook on to the nearest bush we know that it's a small predator I've tracked big cats all over the world and a very important safety tip is that if you see one ignored and hopefully it will ignore you and go to ground if we're involved in the confrontation the first thing to do is to make eye contact and back off very very slowly if you turn and run it will be the last run that you ever make one little device I carry to get me out of sticky situations is this and it makes a bang a bit like a firework but it doesn't hurt the cat just like Kenya I'm up early the next day to read the newspapers if the Prince left overnight to my sand trap but all I seem to have caught is something that looks like a fox it runs very busy pathway here it's lots of confused sign humans rabbit and here we have a fox traveling in this direction but the way I'm going to check this is by using a technique I use all over the world what I do is a place bits of grass on the print these two blades of grass cross and don't touch any of the pads it's definitely a fox but the thing that confirms it are these two claw marks right at the front of these pads in Kenya I'd be confident in finding a leopard within two days of tracking that have now been here in Dorset for longer than that and found no tracks at all it's really tough here this is the most difficult terrain I have ever had to track in and it's high summer here in England and the vegetation is really dense plus if there were any tracks the rain would wash them away before I could find them desperate situations call for desperate measures I have to try some new tactics I'm looking to build a hide in these woods and one of the most important things when you're building is hide is to make sure that first of all you're downwind that means that the winds got to stay in your face all the time the next thing is you got to make sure that you could see as much ground around as possible down that road there that road there and across this field we also got to make sure could you find a comfortable location at a safe location and I've found one just up here I can't find a letter by day so good hi some night-vision equipment and see I could find it hunting in the dark well now broke my hives are very comfortable and I'm looking forward to spending the night in it hopefully I can see the big cat but he can't see me he's just one more thing to do at the trick to catch his food cat I cut these sticks earlier and I'm going to use them to scale I reckon we want to put these down a male leopard to come up to about there I put a feather in here so it makes it really attractive to its either becomes path nice pink thing here I built my height to trick one of the cat senses but a leopard has a fantastic sense of smell picking up scent from miles away I got some birch bark earlier on today which is going to try and like to get a fire game and it is one of the best things look there we go when we've got little flames and I've got to get that in there really quickly because that's the basis of our first bit of fire and you can hear it bubbling away and I've got to take advantage of those flames as they come out the collapse blech buckets almost oil coming out of that it's better than any fire lights you can buy in a petrol shop that's smoking now kind of waft it on twice off lots of smoke all over the place I'm pulling the smoke into me into my face into my clothes and the reason for this is to get rid of any sweet smells any soap or aftershave anything that picked up during the day get it all over all this is hard work whoa that was smoky work but I've descent to myself and the good side is I've got a cup of tea here it's going to be a long night and I go keep my eyes on for the big cat at 3:00 a.m. in the morning and I can hear dear it wouldn't make that noise if this big cat rap Cannell creatures they can see better than us to make any hair better than us before we know it's out there watching as well lots of noises in the woods last night but not much action terms of a big cat persevere is paid and got to keep looking not all cats are the same unlike the lion distant prides and groups the leopard is a solitary animal and only comes together when it's going to mate that's why it's so very difficult to find once they've mated they then part but it might hold this territory for a short period of time so it would come here and it might feed and then lay down and move off the only exception to that is a female with Cubs and she'll stay in the same territory and range from that same territory for a period of time now this is the perfect spot this depression in the ground very difficult to be seen from and there some horizontal boughs of that tree a perfect place to take your prey up to where no one else is going to come and take it off you just as I was beginning to give up all hope I find some evidence people would have come across as kill fight and there's bones everywhere I've got here the skull from a Sika deer now Sika deer I just like some of the antelope in Africa large herds a big cat would love that because it could pick out the weakest one with him and kill it now I would say that this cat killed a deer every couple of days or so and that's a perfect meal pack for a cat at last our first encouraging sign of an active cat in this area I'd normally expect to find print and droppings at a kill site but sadly this one is too old and any further signs have vanished a little deeper into the woods and have come across more convincing evidence some white feathers all that remains of a swan the werefox would eat a swan for example or any bird that had caught it would bite it and pull it out so basically strip the bird of his feathers so it could get into the meat as quickly as possible so you get this bite you get this plus it kind of hold it down pull the feathers out hold it with his feet and get rid of them like that this is very different this is a bite through in one bit like this and I don't know anything in the UK that could do that this looks like it could be a big cat kill all mysterious kills and big cat sightings are reported to John Snelling of Dorset please and John knows what people are talking about he's seen one himself if anybody knows how many big cats are out there he does it would be very difficult to actually put a figure on how many cats we might have in Dorset it's certainly not one or two I think we could probably endorse it support you know four six doing night Patrol out in the sticks you do through a lot of things flaps off the road you get deer you'll get foxes rabbits weasels all the rest of it early hours of the morning 1 a.m. traveling on a single track Road and as I came up over of Roy's I did see something in front of me in the road that was cowering over a roadkill it was bright green eyes and it flew it absolutely sped off into the darkness now I've spent enough time out in the country a fox even in ambient light will show a bit of lightness and a bit of red and this one was absolutely pitch black it was during the 60s the big cat became fashionable pet you could even buy a black leopard from Harrods for five hundred pounds however it was the introduction of the dangerous wild animals act in 1976 which made it illegal to keep exotic animals without an expensive license many owners said that big cats go into the wild rather than have them put down this led to an explosion in the big cat population made it worth pointing out that the trade in endangered species which in the bulk is rare animals is second only to the drugs trade you know financially it is incredibly lucrative yes we all know about the price of elephant tusks the big seizures of ivory all the rest of it there could be big money changing hands for some of the exotics for some of the big cat now what happens when they get here and the housing or the interest isn't there are they go as they've driven out into the sticks and let them go I'm back on the trail of another big cat and I'm traveling further west across Dorset to investigate a recent big cat sighting at the village of maida Newton well job at the farm was a countryside Ranger I've been the Ranger for the area here for quite a while so I was well aware of the wildlife and creeks in the area it was a March day when Andy saw the big cat and this time he was able to capture it we were in the garden myself and a few friends I just brought a new camera back from work that we were trying out and saw this cat up on the hill it's 300 meters from Andy's garden to the hillside because it was such a distance away I pushed it right out to full zoom and point it up onto the hill brought up on the top behind us I was aware that cat sightings had taken place in the area and it was clearly as for a local so in quite a large cat while we were filming it the Fox came across we joined it they were both quite confident together there's certainly no confrontational conflict between and then the post moves off in one direction and the cat disappeared into the feeder I went up the hill to investigate and to give some scale to the size of a cat in Andy's video and this is just about where the big black cats would seem and you can follow the trail heading up into this area of course it's a well-defined trail used by other animals I found a really nice spot here this is a kind of spot which is sunbathing with that commanding view you're protected from the back you can see everything in front of you a nice sunny day like today this is where I'd be if I was a cat I'm now going to investigate the vegetation behind where the big cats are seen I'm looking for a tunnel large enough for a big cat to pass through aha this is what I suspected the animals brought as prey in here to eat it to feed on it and it's a burn quite big piece of a bone now I can definitely say there's no badger trails or runs in here so bad you didn't bring this animal in here it's part of a big animal probably a sheep now we haven't seen a big cat here but the conditions are about as perfect as they'll ever get I've met Andy and I visited the site but I need to take that video way for frame-by-frame analysis I could see a back hind part of this animal then there's a dip and then we go up to bulky shoulders I can't help but think that a small domestic cat would have just been a dot in this grass and this is quite a large cat I'm just leaning it back a little bit because I want to see where it's looking look at the ears and its head and I think at that point it just felt very exposed it's not the behavior I'd expect from a domestic cat a domestic cat would stroll across them so for some reason this cat felt very exposed and something made it leap whoa there we go look at that leave it's huge three big leaps and it goes into a tunnel the tunnel is the same tunnel that actually revisited and I went through there there's quite a big tunnel but look at that those leaps are incredible last bounce and it's in the tunnel and all I can see just by winding back frame by frame I'm looking at that tail for the first time ever I've just seen the tail on this cat and it's long and just as I wind this Ford frame-by-frame are trying to scale it up and I visited this site and the opening was at least 20 feet and in a couple of bounds this cat crossed that territory there it goes again it just bounces incredible agility I've been too killed by circle black leopards or cats on the loose in the UK and this one here is by far the most conclusive because we have got a very good witness some footage when I visited that area and inside I found animal remains inside a tunnel and that is the most conclusive evidence so far that a black leopard is on the loose in the UK I've been here for two weeks and I've given a my best shot I've seen some convincing video footage and I've spoken to those that filmed it I've been inside big cat tunnels everything kills or sheep or deer and a swan and all of those carry the traits of a big cat killed you

19 thoughts on “Tracking The Big Black Cats Of The UK!| Real Wild

  1. I saw a large black Leopard Jaguar type Cat just yards from a train track near Maidstone on the Eurostar tracks. It was sitting stalking something as I past it on the train . It was a March morning around 7 or 8 years ago. It was a very heavy Cat , no way a large domestic cat.

  2. Thats a large domestic cat…….Pointy ears….blatantly ignoring visual evidence that doesn't fit the theory….when I was young (early 60's) one passed by within 6 feet…..I was with my brother it passed between my mother at the kitchen door and us….it looked straight at me with a stealthy walk…we thought it was the mother of a full grown cat that we used to play with…but my Mum urged us to keep still and knew it was something else.

    Its face was just like a normal cat (short nose)…. and yellow eyes…but was at least twice as big as a normal cat……this was near (best left unknown)

    They must be still be on that place as someone told me their large dog had been attacked by a large black cat….and soon after one stalked my dog in 2006

  3. That awful so called music is too loud!! I can't hear the narration when it's playing!! I've unsubscribed from your channel!!

  4. See a cat regular in east Sussex in the same location in the months of April and May, I have been as close as 30ft and it is clearly a big leopard or panther, I have seen it every year like clockwork for the last 6 years

  5. That prick is funny……. half the stuff he says is nonsense and the other part is stuff you learn at any tourist serengeti tour. Cat´s can´t see red coulors so the feather lure thingie wouldn´t work anyhow.
    Why doesn´t one of these "trackers"/"sientists" use the usual cat tracking tactics?
    Put up a baldrian or cat mint sented stick with some wildlife cams or put up some pheromes at a staged place?
    Or to make stuff more interresting: Get some puma trained hounds from argentina or the usa and go to flush some cats out their hiding.

  6. Younger smaller realeased big black cats interbred with native feral cats creating a new species wild, but knowing the ways of men thus fused with instinct allows them to stay hidden…There was someone in India who was a professional studying tigers. In her 10 years studying tigers in india she'd only seen them in the wild with her own eyes twice!! I remember reading her words and thinking how easy it would be for multiple creatures to stay hidden…Lets face it, animals especially predators are the equivalent of professional, highly trained and deeply self-aware…we lord over human intelligence and rightfully so, but never the less if a professional predator doesn't want to be seen (even to the point of choosing where it shits), you'd rarely see it …The wild is full of the equivalent of highly instinctive special forces. If you capture a member of the group it's probably because he/she fucked up…and they rarely will.

  7. There are big cats in the uk , Irresponsible idiots released them into the british countryside due to law changes , In 2001 a lyxn was captured in the back garden of a house in cricklewood in london , Just do some research plenty of proof out there

  8. Over 10 years ago, me and 2 other Greenkeepers in Polzeath watched a BIG black cat chasing a deer early one morning on the golf course, we watched it in utter disbelief and amazement for around a minute or two, this WAS a big cat, tail in the air, as fast as the deer, it was like watching a chase in the Serengeti, this was a puma type animal, not that I have ever seen one, don't care if people don't believe there is no such thing, 3 of us watched it!!!, one of the greenkeepers was so scared that for the next week he carried a pitchfork on the greensmower, it is real. The story is on @tazandtimswildadventures channel on youtube around 20mins in, cant be bothered to type the whole story

  9. Whilst this is a large cat, it is a domestic cat lol. NOT jaguar, leopard etc, just a moggie,,,,, Its ears and bogy shape totally wrong for a Big cat. ANY ANY cat or dog will turn and look towards any noises let alone someone whistling,,,, really !!!!

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