There have been reports for some years of an alien
big cat in the Wolverhampton area.Some say it was a pet released into the wild
when the laws changed over the keeping of wild animals domestically.This report
from 1994 is very dramatic.
Wolverhampton Express and Star, 1st February 1994
article reported that a black cat the size of a Great Dane had attacked an
alien big cat hunter Nick Dyke and a female
companion in a churchyard at Inkberrow, Mr Dyke and his companion were
trying to attract the animal with dead
chickens when it leapt into a nearby tree. According to Mr. Dyke, the cat slammed into his head and shoulders, sending
him flying backwards, then reared up and lashed out at his companion, gashing
her rib cage before running away.
I was unable to find out any further information.The
story continues however over a number of years.
In 2001 a large black
cat was reported as being seen in Prints Wombourne, near Wolverhampton .Then
large cat like paw prints were found in
a garden in the village.The same year in Astley, near Stourbridge a large cat was seen and people reported hearing
strange rasping and growling noises in
The headlines continued:
cat spotted in Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton News Published: Nov 5, 2010
A large panther-like
cat has been spotted in Wolverhampton, alarming eye-witnesses who have warned
local dog-walkers to be cautious.Police are investigating the sighting in
Wednesfield after retired union officer Andrew Hall alerted them to the
potential danger. The 55-year-old was on the phone in his kitchen when he saw
what he thought was a black bin liner stuck in a tree beyond his back garden.
"But as I talked I saw the shape move and realised
that it was a living creature, about as big as a German Shepherd," said Mr
will probably think I'm a nutter but it was definitely a cat by the way it moved.
Himley, near Dudley - A puma-like cat was spotted in the area. Around the same
time two sheep were found savaged.
Then in 2018 :
A mysterious creature which some believe could be a lion, has been
filmed roaming the streets of a West Midlands town.Dawn Paige said she got the
"shock of my life" when she spotted the animal as she checked her
security camera footage after someone had moved her bins at her home in
Oldbury, near Birmingham. Standing at around a
metre tall, the creature which moves in a manner reminiscent of a big cat, appears to
have a long tail.
Panthers can live up to 23
years old in captivity but tend to only
survive 12 -15 years in the wild. However they would have no natural predators in
the UK.So it could possibly be the same animal but unlikely.What do you think
mistaken identity or living Panther ?