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.
Er, I personally loved the confrontation from the 'skeptics' particluarly the 'lawyer' who in turn balked when I offered him and his stay-at-home buddies a trip out into the field which they quickly turned down, too worried about their beer-guts. I would have answered questions all night, not quite sure what I've got to prove to a bunch of twats like that who clearly spend too much time 'in the pub'. But, sceptics come one and all, and if my hair's a mullet then I don't know what era you're thinkin' of…and I answered the questions with ease regarding the pathetic lawyer who was trying to be clever with his buddies Scott and co, anoraks one and all.
Cased closed ? I don't think so.
I saw a bob cat cross the road in front of me not 5 feet away .
It was at least 5.5 foot snout to sphincter
which is the record for this animal,
but then I live in the colonies.
Jack of Kent
I actually thought Neil did well and was quite a likeable chap.
However, he was sadly unable to provide sufficent evidence for his conclusions. This was uncomfortably clear to every questioner.
Neil: Well I see no reason not to believe that there are big cats on the loose. As for the talk, it's not easy in that situation with baying skeptics surrounding you.
As for the mullet, well I suppose the whole Rod Stewart look which you have honed to perfection hair-style wise, is basically a mullet without the long bits.
I'd love to go out looking for big cats with you and yes, I noticed that nobody took you up on your challenge!
Over to you, Jack?
Mr Jack, what is sufficient evidence ? So, large cats don't exist in the countryside simply because 'sufficient evidence' wasn't presented to you ? I invited you and the others to a night out searching for an exotic cat and I said there was a good chance of seeing one, yet you balked, all the while trying to impress your buddies with lawyer talk i.e. your method of questioning. I have shown my footage of exotic cats to SKY NEWS, BBC etc, and zoologists have verified print casts, photo's etc as belonging/being of the large cat species. Are you expecting me to bring a dead leopard with me next time ?
I had several people come up to me before and afterwards to report their exotic cat sightings, I'm pretty sure that in a court of law several hundred witnesses to a crime would be 'sufficient', but why are several hundred witnesses to a 'big cat' not ?
I have witnessed large cats myself. I'm unaware that you have, and that's what 'skeptics in the pub' seem to be, people basing their opinions on You Tube footage all the while spending too much time with their heads up their arses.
What was even more uncomfortably clear was the fact several skeptics believed that by putting footage on You Tube would ultimately provide sufficient evidence for them. Strange considering You Tube's unreliability. As for other evidence, my photographs of sheep kills 100% point to a big cat kill…or as one skeptic said, "Surely a dog", despite the sheep being dragged up a tree. My arguements were correct, the skeptical viewpoint worryingly bereft of knowledge. How can someone be skeptical of something they clearly know nothing about ?
Keep the faith…