Labrador Sized Wildcat Spotted in Cambridge Streets Stalking Citizens

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Carmina Joy in Bizzare

Last updated: 15 May 2020, 09:18 GMT


A man is looking for answers after he managed to get pictures of a ‘large wildcat with big claws’ at the end of his garden. He described the cat as being the size of a fully-grown Labrador when it was seen near Coldham’s Lane, Cambridge, on Saturday morning. A local resident claimed that it wasn’t the first time the ‘large cat’ had visited the area, but they were pleased that it had finally been pictured. He said: ‘It was around 8 or 8.30am this morning when I saw the animal from my kitchen window. I think it somehow keeps coming to this place to hunt rabbits or other small animals.’ He added that he thought it was a species of wild cat, but when he looked closer it was too big.

He said: ‘Initially I thought it was a wildcat like a Felis Silvestris, but then I went to my colleagues at the university, and they said it can’t have been as this animal was way bigger. ‘Looking at the tail it’s definitely a different species. It is a wild cat but not that species I don’t think. ‘The animal was a brown and black colour with a very long tail that had lots of black circles on it. The tail was so long, and its legs were thick as well with big claws. ‘It was about the size of a fully grown Labrador dog.’

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He said: ‘Initially I thought it was a wildcat like a Felis Silvestris, but then I went to my colleagues at the university, and they said it can’t have been as this animal was way bigger. ‘Looking at the tail it’s definitely a different species. It is a wild cat but not that species I don’t think. ‘The animal was a brown and black colour with a very long tail that had lots of black circles on it. The tail was so long, and its legs were thick as well with big claws. ‘It was about the size of a fully grown Labrador dog.’



The Fen Tiger has, as the myth goes, been on the prowl in Cambridgeshire and beyond for over 30 years, with numerous sightings being reported throughout the county. The most recent suspected sighting of the animal happened behind Abbotsley golf club in St Neots on December 18 last year. After the man saw the cat today he tried to contact the wildlife trust but because of the coronavirus lockdown there was no immediate answer. ‘I rang the number but because of the pandemic everything has to be done through email so I have sent one and I’m waiting for a reply’, he said.