Alleged big cat in ScotlandWednesday 21st July 2021
They original story that came into my inbox thanks to those jolly nice people at Google News Alerts was that:
Glasgow mum claims she spotted PUMA in Carmyle New Park as she shares photos of ‘big cat …
But of course they are not anything of the sort. Carl confirms that the photographs are of a dog footprint, and that the shape of the claws, the depth and deposition of the pads and it the shape of the toes are totally diagnostic of a canid.
The story in the The Scottish Sunu
continues with the lady’s sighting: “Ms Gilmore said a puma “jumped” over her son’s head while they were watching deer. She was unable to capture an image of one of the big cats, but …”
But now there’s more…
I contacted Carl Marshall for comment, and his reply was: “it’s still a bloody dog footprint”