Neil Arnold “Full-time monster hunter”.
There have been Big Cat sightings in this country since the 1700’s. In the 60’s and 70’s it was easy to buy Big Cats. You could buy a cheetah from Harrods or a lynx from the local pet shop for £40. Cute when they are young, the cats grow, need more feeding and eventually are let into the wild by their owners.
The lynx is native to Britain, were hunted by the Tudors, and there is no evidence that it died out. In recent years they have been re-introduced into the Scottish Highlands. A lynx is not a leopard, it’s like a large cat with a stubby tail.
Are there no other conclusions for your evidence?The evidence in the public domain is rubbish. Are you willing to put your more, ah, convincing evidence in the public domain?
Neil balked: I don’t want to publish all of my evidence. There are too many weirdos out there. Although I have given most of my footage to Sky News.
Jack rocked back on his heels, licked his lips in a cat-got-cream way and pounced, triumphantly dragging Neil down from the tree:
Therefore on crucial evidence we just have to take your word for it?
Jack confessed: It just so happens that I’m a lawyer. Roars of laughter from the assembled skeptics.
Later, when chatting, Neil admitted that … Looking for big cats is quite anoraky.