Get out and about and see if you can spot a ‘big cat’

BIG cats continue to be big business and this weekend a national Big Cat Watch has been set up.

Organised by Big Cats in Britain (BCIB), the event will see people from all over the British Isles out watching for the country’s mystery felines to show themselves.

So far this year, more than 200 reports of big cats or 
big cat activity have been received by BCIB and they hope this weekend will provide something positive and substantial.

“Our aim is for people to choose an area local to them with a history of big cat sightings observing the area for signs of big cat activity,” said a spokesman for BCIB.

“We are hoping to get a clear picture of one of these mystery felines, definite paw prints, and any definite signs of activity that can be put down to a big cat without hesitation.”

The Big Cat Watch runs from Friday, August 24, to Sunday, August 26, and individuals or groups are invited to take part – either for the whole weekend or a few hours.

You can watch from hides, vehicles or, if you are out in the countryside, from your own bedroom window.

To register, or to find out more about BCIB, visit