Could this cast be more hard evidence of the existence of the Chase Beast?
Obtained by the Cannock Chase Post from a secret location in the borough it clearly shows the paw print of a large mammal.
Spanning over four inches in diameter, the plaster cast backs up reports we have received from over a dozen locals who claim to have seen a big cat roaming the streets and fields.
In July this year golfers Ray Bright and Danny Adams photographed a huge pawprint they discovered at a nearby golf club.
And eyewitness accounts of encounters with the big cat have continued to flood in to us - the last sighting was along the Greenway, the disused railway track linking Gnosall and Stafford which is now popular with walkers and cyclists.
Big cat expert Neil Arnold, of Kent Big Cat Research, contacted the Post after news of the Chase Beast spread.
He said he is in no doubt that panthers and other big cats are loose in the UK.
“It’s time the public, especially sceptics, realised that large exotic cats are nothing unusual in our countryside anymore - and that the only mystery is that they’ve become a mystery.”
Mr Arnold claims the cats have gradually been released over decades from private collections and travelling menageries resulting in today’s population.
He added: “These cats are not a threat to humans, as there is so much prey out there in the wilds, from rabbits to deer and from birds to livestock, but such animals must be taken seriously.”
Article Link from 22-12-2008
Now that print is very close to the claw marks I saw in a tree and reported in my Big Cat section of the website
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