Wild theory on big cats in Britain
PUMAS and panthers are breeding and thriving in the UK, according to the writer of a shock new book.
Environmental consultant Rick Minter, author of
claims there are “scores, possibly hundreds” of wild big cats roaming the British countryside.
But he reckons that authorities are “in denial” about the existence of the beasts, despite repeated sightings and evidence of livestock mutilations.
Minter says: “These cats are part of our land evolving, shaping the ecosystem as a new apex predator.”
There are several theories about how the big cats got here.
One is that gangsters own the beasts as status symbol pets before getting bored and releasing them into the wild.