'Black panther' spotted in field near Carlisle - claim
Last updated at 11:55, Thursday, 16 February 2012
A bus driver has spoken of the moment he spotted what he believes may have been a large black panther in a field a few miles north of Carlisle.
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I seen some pigs flying into the sky the other day, they def had wings.
My mam has lived in Rockcliffe for 15 years and a few of years ago she bought 3 Husky dogs so she walks them around the village late at night and she first seen the black cat about two years ago the first time she seen it she was so scared that she called her husband to come and get her, one of the dogs was about 12 months old at the time but the other 2 were just pups, after the first time she saw it she would only go out during daylight with the dogs and by brother used to go with her. All the dogs a bigger now so she goes out at night to take them on their last walk, she has now seen the big black cat several times she takes a powerful tourch out with her but the dogs always sense when the cat is about and they get very excited. Thre is so much wildlife that the cat would eat wild rabbits and deer that it wouldn't need to take sheep. CFM radio reported it on their news the first time she seen it and it was only last year this very paper ran a story about a guy running in Rockcliffe that seen it last year.
It is very easy to mock people and this is why some people nevr report sighting as everyone thinks you are crazy I dare any of you people to walk round the village past the school on the way out of Rockcliffe after dark.
The thing about the cat is that it is not scared of people which makes it dangerous, and is something that needs caught before someone gets hurt as it is too late then. But who's responsibility is it to do something about it that is the question.
I live in Rockcliffe and there has been sightings of this animal for a few years now, i however have not seen it myself. There has also been no reports of missing farm animals, so if there truly is one I don't know what it is surviving on!But just because a few people have said they have seen it doesnt mean they are lying or seeing things!