‘Mysterious big cat scared life out of me from 10 meters away’ before fleeing

A member of the public who claims to have spotted a 'puma' near a Welsh town earlier this week says the big black cat "scared the life" out of him as he took a walk near fields behind his house.

Brenden, who recalled the incident to Puma Watch North Wales, isn't the only resident from the town of Denbigh to report such a sighting in the past few days.

For another man – Graham Evans – also said he spotted the animal and even managed to snap it on camera in the distance before it fled.

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Speaking to Puma Watch North Wales, Brenden described how he came within close proximity to the beast on Monday morning (January 16).

He said: "Walked behind my house to dispose of some wastewater near the field behind my property and I spooked something big and black that bolted away from me causing the undergrowth to rustle.

"The noise made me look in the direction of the noise and what I seen was far too big to be a domestic cat and it had reared onto its back legs to pivot and run.

"I’m a former gamekeeper and know it wasn’t a fox or badger, it was far too big, leapt away rather than running. Scared the life out of me, I was around 10 metres from it."

Separately, Graham said he was walking in fields behind Denbigh Castle last week when he experienced his own encounter.

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He claimed to have seen the cat on January 12 drinking from a nearby cattle trough.

He explained: "I was alone on a walk in the fields behind Denbigh Castle when I first spotted the animal. It was some distance away and appeared to be drinking from a cattle water trough.

"It then jumped down, walked several feet from the trough then crouched down very low in the grass. It must have spotted me.

"When I am out and about I always carry a small compact camera. I just managed to take a photo before it sprang up then jumped over a fence into the next field then ran away into the distance very fast then disappeared."

Also this week a third member of the public reported finding pawprints near Pontybodkin – some 18 miles away from Denbigh.

Chris Hughes was cutting up wood on Tuesday (January 17) when he noticed the prints, which he snapped alongside a matchbox for size comparison.

You have to go back as far as 2011 for the first recorded sighting of a possible puma in Denbigh.

According to The Daily Post, police were called in when "a big cat the size of a sheepdog" was spotted 12 years ago.

The animal was described as "silver and black in colour and had a black stripe wider than a domestic cat".

It came just a week after police were called to a barn in nearby Ruthin where a dead lamb had been suspiciously stripped to the carcass overnight.


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