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Dog walker spots leopard

The Argus: Dog walker spots leopard Dog walker spots leopard

A DOG walker dialled 999 to report seeing a leopard at a beauty spot.

Dianne Lonnon was walking her terrier-collie cross called James in Cantercrow Hill, Denton, near Newhaven, when they came across the “spotty brown coloured big cat” just in front of her.

Mrs Lonnon, 66, said: “I was just yards away.

“It was in front of us and looking away so I don’t think it saw us and I was just praying it didn’t turn round. I was just hoping the dog didn’t bark. “It was walking in front of us and just walked away. We were heading towards it so I turned around and hoped it didn’t smell my fear.

“I didn’t even look behind me I was so scared.

“Then I ran home with the dog and phoned 999. They told me I had to call the non-emergency number and were asking me lots of questions like what shape its ears were and whether it was bigger than a Labrador.

“Its tail was right up and I can’t remember what its ears looked like because I was so scared and keen to get out of there.

“I’ve been on safari twice and it looked just like a leopard.

“I saw it long enough to know it was definitely a cat.

“It was right in Denton village. I have seen lots of people riding bikes and up there with kids and I’m terrified. I just wanted to tell everyone it could be out there.”

A spokeswoman for Sussex Police: “A sighting of a large brown wild cat with lines on its tail was reported to police on Sunday at 9.44am by a dog walker who had spotted it in a field north of St Leonards Road, Newhaven.

“The sighting has been noted by the wildlife officer for the area.”

She added that if anyone spots a suspected leopard or other big cat they should call the 101 police non-emergency number. But if you are being attacked or in fear of attack call 999.

Have you seen the Denton leopard? Call our newsroom on 01273 544519 or email Emily.walker @theargus.co.uk.

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6:19am Tue 24 Jun 14

BURIRAM says...

Maybe a Fox
Maybe a Fox BURIRAM
  • Score: -16

7:01am Tue 24 Jun 14

the taffster says...

Is she tooting ?
Is she tooting ? the taffster
  • Score: 3

9:05am Tue 24 Jun 14

yummie12 says...

Surely a leopard has sufficient spots.
Surely a leopard has sufficient spots. yummie12
  • Score: 6

9:19am Tue 24 Jun 14

Morpheus says...

Why is it that nobody has a mobile phone with them when these exotic animals are spotted? A photo would have been helpful.
Why is it that nobody has a mobile phone with them when these exotic animals are spotted? A photo would have been helpful. Morpheus
  • Score: 39

9:46am Tue 24 Jun 14

Juleyanne says...

Leave it alone whatever it is. Wildlife should be left in peace as they already suffer too much human persecution. As usual, the media turns it into a propaganda story. The animal is most likely more fearful of us or dogs than we are of him or her. I have yet to hear any so called puma attacking a human or their dog. People are far more likely to be attacked by another human or out of control dog or be chased by cows with calves or stung by a wasp than be attacked by a possibly rare wild cat. Let us get things in perspective please!
Leave it alone whatever it is. Wildlife should be left in peace as they already suffer too much human persecution. As usual, the media turns it into a propaganda story. The animal is most likely more fearful of us or dogs than we are of him or her. I have yet to hear any so called puma attacking a human or their dog. People are far more likely to be attacked by another human or out of control dog or be chased by cows with calves or stung by a wasp than be attacked by a possibly rare wild cat. Let us get things in perspective please! Juleyanne
  • Score: 23

9:48am Tue 24 Jun 14

Juleyanne says...

Correction - apparent Leopard !!!
Correction - apparent Leopard !!! Juleyanne
  • Score: 15

9:51am Tue 24 Jun 14

worthingite says...

Lol Really????
Lol Really???? worthingite
  • Score: -8

10:31am Tue 24 Jun 14

sunnybrighton says...

If I was being attacked, I'll ask to the Leopard to hang on, get out my mobile and call 999. Daft thing to say!
If I was being attacked, I'll ask to the Leopard to hang on, get out my mobile and call 999. Daft thing to say! sunnybrighton
  • Score: 3

12:06pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

Ah you may all laugh. But did you know that there is a large cat called a Serval living in a cage in a garden in Reigate Road Brighton? Or it was living there only a few years ago. It is a native of Africa, is about the size of a Labrador and is actually very dangerous. For some strange reason there are some people in our communities who like to keep animals like this as caged pets. This may well be a case of someone having had enough of one and it having been released into the wild. Don't poo poo things which might have a real and worrying explanation.....
Ah you may all laugh. But did you know that there is a large cat called a Serval living in a cage in a garden in Reigate Road Brighton? Or it was living there only a few years ago. It is a native of Africa, is about the size of a Labrador and is actually very dangerous. For some strange reason there are some people in our communities who like to keep animals like this as caged pets. This may well be a case of someone having had enough of one and it having been released into the wild. Don't poo poo things which might have a real and worrying explanation..... Max Ripple
  • Score: 14

12:15pm Tue 24 Jun 14

worthingite says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Ah you may all laugh. But did you know that there is a large cat called a Serval living in a cage in a garden in Reigate Road Brighton? Or it was living there only a few years ago. It is a native of Africa, is about the size of a Labrador and is actually very dangerous. For some strange reason there are some people in our communities who like to keep animals like this as caged pets. This may well be a case of someone having had enough of one and it having been released into the wild. Don't poo poo things which might have a real and worrying explanation.....
It was, but does not anymore, very useful information, thanks very much!
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: Ah you may all laugh. But did you know that there is a large cat called a Serval living in a cage in a garden in Reigate Road Brighton? Or it was living there only a few years ago. It is a native of Africa, is about the size of a Labrador and is actually very dangerous. For some strange reason there are some people in our communities who like to keep animals like this as caged pets. This may well be a case of someone having had enough of one and it having been released into the wild. Don't poo poo things which might have a real and worrying explanation.....[/p][/quote]It was, but does not anymore, very useful information, thanks very much! worthingite
  • Score: -5

12:21pm Tue 24 Jun 14

applecore says...

Slow news day? She probably saw a cat or something. Maybe a Maine Coon? They are pretty big. Headline is pretty misleading.
Slow news day? She probably saw a cat or something. Maybe a Maine Coon? They are pretty big. Headline is pretty misleading. applecore
  • Score: -10

12:36pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Quiterie says...

applecore wrote:
Slow news day? She probably saw a cat or something. Maybe a Maine Coon? They are pretty big. Headline is pretty misleading.
She DID see a cat..... "I saw it long enough to know it was definitely a cat." .... not sure what all the fuss is about..........
[quote][p][bold]applecore[/bold] wrote: Slow news day? She probably saw a cat or something. Maybe a Maine Coon? They are pretty big. Headline is pretty misleading.[/p][/quote]She DID see a cat..... "I saw it long enough to know it was definitely a cat." .... not sure what all the fuss is about.......... Quiterie
  • Score: 7

5:47pm Tue 24 Jun 14

qm says...

See my light-hearted comment re mixing sherry with dog walking has been removed. Must have inadvertently touched a raw nerve perhaps . . . . . . ;)
See my light-hearted comment re mixing sherry with dog walking has been removed. Must have inadvertently touched a raw nerve perhaps . . . . . . ;) qm
  • Score: 11

5:51pm Tue 24 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

qm wrote:
See my light-hearted comment re mixing sherry with dog walking has been removed. Must have inadvertently touched a raw nerve perhaps . . . . . . ;)
As did mine re taking pictures when one is shi......er......fri
ghtened
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: See my light-hearted comment re mixing sherry with dog walking has been removed. Must have inadvertently touched a raw nerve perhaps . . . . . . ;)[/p][/quote]As did mine re taking pictures when one is shi......er......fri ghtened stevo!!
  • Score: 2

5:54pm Tue 24 Jun 14

nosolution says...

I am not doubting that the lady saw a cat and that it was big but leopards don't have stripes on their tails the last time I looked.

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I am not doubting that the lady saw a cat and that it was big but leopards don't have stripes on their tails the last time I looked. .t nosolution
  • Score: 0

8:21pm Tue 24 Jun 14

straightasadye says...

I note among several others my post on the subject has been taken off -black-balled.
Nothing like the truth for pricking a nerve or two!
I note among several others my post on the subject has been taken off -black-balled. Nothing like the truth for pricking a nerve or two! straightasadye
  • Score: 2

8:37pm Tue 24 Jun 14

BlackRocker says...

Makes a change from the usual spotty sight in Newhaven. No offence.
Makes a change from the usual spotty sight in Newhaven. No offence. BlackRocker
  • Score: -2

8:39pm Tue 24 Jun 14

BlackRocker says...

Bill in Hanover wrote:
A s usual the Argus is denying anyone a response to an article about travellers so I'll put it on here. The local residents of Findon are lucky that they are able to block some of the travellers from entering the field. last year a group of travellers headed for the car park behind the school on Lynchet Close, Hollingdean. The traveller liaison officer was in attendance (How she knew they'd be arriving is a mystery to me) ready for their arrival and I asked her if she could stop them entering the lane, she said she wasn't allowed to ao I asked if I could block them and she told me I'd be arrested if I did.
Back of the net, son.You sneaked that one in. I like your style!
[quote][p][bold]Bill in Hanover[/bold] wrote: A s usual the Argus is denying anyone a response to an article about travellers so I'll put it on here. The local residents of Findon are lucky that they are able to block some of the travellers from entering the field. last year a group of travellers headed for the car park behind the school on Lynchet Close, Hollingdean. The traveller liaison officer was in attendance (How she knew they'd be arriving is a mystery to me) ready for their arrival and I asked her if she could stop them entering the lane, she said she wasn't allowed to ao I asked if I could block them and she told me I'd be arrested if I did.[/p][/quote]Back of the net, son.You sneaked that one in. I like your style! BlackRocker
  • Score: 23

8:45pm Tue 24 Jun 14

madpants says...

Drusillas is not far from Denton, perhaps they have an escapee?
Drusillas is not far from Denton, perhaps they have an escapee? madpants
  • Score: 1

8:50pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Greenginkgo says...

Drusillas is pretty well-known for meerkats, lemurs etc. Big cats - not so much!
Drusillas is pretty well-known for meerkats, lemurs etc. Big cats - not so much! Greenginkgo
  • Score: 0

9:09pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Jules boy says...

yeah right, just a sad old attention seeker, hope you picked up ya dog mess
yeah right, just a sad old attention seeker, hope you picked up ya dog mess Jules boy
  • Score: -9

11:59pm Tue 24 Jun 14

gingersandy38 says...

years ago while on holiday in devon . We stop for lunch and looked up on a telegraph pole and saw a weird bird. Thought it was a vulture. But logically thought it couldnt be right. But when we got back to the campsite found that one had escaped. It was on the local news
years ago while on holiday in devon . We stop for lunch and looked up on a telegraph pole and saw a weird bird. Thought it was a vulture. But logically thought it couldnt be right. But when we got back to the campsite found that one had escaped. It was on the local news gingersandy38
  • Score: 4

12:43am Wed 25 Jun 14

NickBrt says...

They took out my posting about the animals I have seen recently. Has argus become part of Korea where you are not allowed an opinion?
They took out my posting about the animals I have seen recently. Has argus become part of Korea where you are not allowed an opinion? NickBrt
  • Score: 9

5:52am Wed 25 Jun 14

Dave At Home says...

Sussex Police really are becoming a second class piece of trash. A possible large cat on the prowl near a populated area is a 999 matter, not an hour long wait on their 101 number. They still collect our money yet they had to share resources with Surrey, we lost OUR helicopter again to Surrey (mind you the peace and quiet of not having that hover over the house at night is a godsend.) What exactly are they doing? they can't stop a rave because they didn't know what to do, they can't monitor the movements of the travellers, even though we know and see what they are doing, we don't have a mounted section any more, they have to come from Thames Valley if we need them and now they don't want to pursue a large cat sighting. We don't even get them coming to our LAT meetings any more because they are off shift, and the LAT meetings were set up BY the police. I really have little or no time for them now, pleasant people but useless at their job. Maybe they need to be held accountable more and the ones that fail are shown the door.
Sussex Police really are becoming a second class piece of trash. A possible large cat on the prowl near a populated area is a 999 matter, not an hour long wait on their 101 number. They still collect our money yet they had to share resources with Surrey, we lost OUR helicopter again to Surrey (mind you the peace and quiet of not having that hover over the house at night is a godsend.) What exactly are they doing? they can't stop a rave because they didn't know what to do, they can't monitor the movements of the travellers, even though we know and see what they are doing, we don't have a mounted section any more, they have to come from Thames Valley if we need them and now they don't want to pursue a large cat sighting. We don't even get them coming to our LAT meetings any more because they are off shift, and the LAT meetings were set up BY the police. I really have little or no time for them now, pleasant people but useless at their job. Maybe they need to be held accountable more and the ones that fail are shown the door. Dave At Home
  • Score: 7

7:41am Wed 25 Jun 14

Juleyanne says...

Oh please, get out the Calms and try a little meditation or yoga! Nothing is going to eat anyone, but yes, some living things bite, including a certain member of Uruguay football team!
Oh please, get out the Calms and try a little meditation or yoga! Nothing is going to eat anyone, but yes, some living things bite, including a certain member of Uruguay football team! Juleyanne
  • Score: 3

8:07am Wed 25 Jun 14

Roundbill says...

Bit sad when some old biddy tries to get her 15 minutes of fame by lying to the local paper, then monitors all the comments so she can complain about any critical ones so they're removed. Maybe join a knitting circle, Di?
Bit sad when some old biddy tries to get her 15 minutes of fame by lying to the local paper, then monitors all the comments so she can complain about any critical ones so they're removed. Maybe join a knitting circle, Di? Roundbill
  • Score: -3

10:13am Wed 25 Jun 14

chipofry says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Ah you may all laugh. But did you know that there is a large cat called a Serval living in a cage in a garden in Reigate Road Brighton? Or it was living there only a few years ago. It is a native of Africa, is about the size of a Labrador and is actually very dangerous. For some strange reason there are some people in our communities who like to keep animals like this as caged pets. This may well be a case of someone having had enough of one and it having been released into the wild. Don't poo poo things which might have a real and worrying explanation.....
My friend actually lives in that house now, they had to dismantle the large cage that it lived in in the back garden. The owners have moved on to West Sussex now.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: Ah you may all laugh. But did you know that there is a large cat called a Serval living in a cage in a garden in Reigate Road Brighton? Or it was living there only a few years ago. It is a native of Africa, is about the size of a Labrador and is actually very dangerous. For some strange reason there are some people in our communities who like to keep animals like this as caged pets. This may well be a case of someone having had enough of one and it having been released into the wild. Don't poo poo things which might have a real and worrying explanation.....[/p][/quote]My friend actually lives in that house now, they had to dismantle the large cage that it lived in in the back garden. The owners have moved on to West Sussex now. chipofry
  • Score: 0

10:46am Wed 25 Jun 14

wippasnapper says...

If you’re being attacked or in fear of attack call 999 “F” that you want be thinking 999 O’ and Mr. Police man if you’re being attacked the chances are someone ells will be reporting the remains of a dead body in Denton bit late for the person being attacked to call 999 how pathetic can the police get.
If you’re being attacked or in fear of attack call 999 “F” that you want be thinking 999 O’ and Mr. Police man if you’re being attacked the chances are someone ells will be reporting the remains of a dead body in Denton bit late for the person being attacked to call 999 how pathetic can the police get. wippasnapper
  • Score: -6

12:04pm Wed 25 Jun 14

PorkyChopper says...

Dave At Home wrote:
Sussex Police really are becoming a second class piece of trash. A possible large cat on the prowl near a populated area is a 999 matter, not an hour long wait on their 101 number. They still collect our money yet they had to share resources with Surrey, we lost OUR helicopter again to Surrey (mind you the peace and quiet of not having that hover over the house at night is a godsend.) What exactly are they doing? they can't stop a rave because they didn't know what to do, they can't monitor the movements of the travellers, even though we know and see what they are doing, we don't have a mounted section any more, they have to come from Thames Valley if we need them and now they don't want to pursue a large cat sighting. We don't even get them coming to our LAT meetings any more because they are off shift, and the LAT meetings were set up BY the police. I really have little or no time for them now, pleasant people but useless at their job. Maybe they need to be held accountable more and the ones that fail are shown the door.
Blame the **** that cut the budgets, who then spin it so that the blame for there "not being enough money" (there IS enough money, it's all in bankster's and their cronies offshore accounts. That's YOUR tax money, folks) is put on immigrants, the disabled and the unemployed.
[quote][p][bold]Dave At Home[/bold] wrote: Sussex Police really are becoming a second class piece of trash. A possible large cat on the prowl near a populated area is a 999 matter, not an hour long wait on their 101 number. They still collect our money yet they had to share resources with Surrey, we lost OUR helicopter again to Surrey (mind you the peace and quiet of not having that hover over the house at night is a godsend.) What exactly are they doing? they can't stop a rave because they didn't know what to do, they can't monitor the movements of the travellers, even though we know and see what they are doing, we don't have a mounted section any more, they have to come from Thames Valley if we need them and now they don't want to pursue a large cat sighting. We don't even get them coming to our LAT meetings any more because they are off shift, and the LAT meetings were set up BY the police. I really have little or no time for them now, pleasant people but useless at their job. Maybe they need to be held accountable more and the ones that fail are shown the door.[/p][/quote]Blame the **** that cut the budgets, who then spin it so that the blame for there "not being enough money" (there IS enough money, it's all in bankster's and their cronies offshore accounts. That's YOUR tax money, folks) is put on immigrants, the disabled and the unemployed. PorkyChopper
  • Score: -1

12:18pm Wed 25 Jun 14

PorkyChopper says...

Until the early 70's, it was actually legal to keep a big cat as a pet. Harrods sold a LION to two men in 1969, who released it into the wild. When they changed the law, many were set free rather than sold to zoos etc. Most probably died, but why couldn't some of the more adaptable ones (like leopards or pumas) manage to find each other and mate? Whether this lady actually saw a big cat, I don't know, but I believe there are big cats in Britain. They are stealthy, quick and elusive. Also, Scottish Wild Cats have bred with domestic cats to produce a large aggressive cat. Could they have made their way down South? Why not? Maybe they came here in the 80's looking for work? Now they spend their time up on the Downs, drinking Special Brew, and swearing at dog walkers.
Until the early 70's, it was actually legal to keep a big cat as a pet. Harrods sold a LION to two men in 1969, who released it into the wild. When they changed the law, many were set free rather than sold to zoos etc. Most probably died, but why couldn't some of the more adaptable ones (like leopards or pumas) manage to find each other and mate? Whether this lady actually saw a big cat, I don't know, but I believe there are big cats in Britain. They are stealthy, quick and elusive. Also, Scottish Wild Cats have bred with domestic cats to produce a large aggressive cat. Could they have made their way down South? Why not? Maybe they came here in the 80's looking for work? Now they spend their time up on the Downs, drinking Special Brew, and swearing at dog walkers. PorkyChopper
  • Score: 17

12:22pm Wed 25 Jun 14

NickBrt says...

I was out walking my leopard this morning when I came across a small dog. I was petrified and froze. Luckily it went away to lick its . . . .
I was out walking my leopard this morning when I came across a small dog. I was petrified and froze. Luckily it went away to lick its . . . . NickBrt
  • Score: 7

12:41pm Wed 25 Jun 14

PorkyChopper says...

NickBrt wrote:
I was out walking my leopard this morning when I came across a small dog. I was petrified and froze. Luckily it went away to lick its . . . .
I was out walking my dog in Kemptown, and I saw a man on a lead, being called a "b itch" by the man walking him.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: I was out walking my leopard this morning when I came across a small dog. I was petrified and froze. Luckily it went away to lick its . . . .[/p][/quote]I was out walking my dog in Kemptown, and I saw a man on a lead, being called a "b itch" by the man walking him. PorkyChopper
  • Score: 5

1:25pm Wed 25 Jun 14

tooned_in says...

probably a Bengal cat I have 2 they are bred from wild leopards and look just like them, also grow v v big!
probably a Bengal cat I have 2 they are bred from wild leopards and look just like them, also grow v v big! tooned_in
  • Score: 4

3:17pm Wed 25 Jun 14

NickBrt says...

I was out walking this afternoon when I saw our green mp walking her constituents, leading them a real merry dance.
I was out walking this afternoon when I saw our green mp walking her constituents, leading them a real merry dance. NickBrt
  • Score: 7

5:21pm Wed 25 Jun 14

sussexram40 says...

Probably a pet Bengal cat. Cant believe the woman didnt notice much about it except it was a cat.
Bengals are a good size and descended from leopard cats so look similar. Shouldn't be any more dangerous than Tibbles next door. Just a bit bigger.
Probably a pet Bengal cat. Cant believe the woman didnt notice much about it except it was a cat. Bengals are a good size and descended from leopard cats so look similar. Shouldn't be any more dangerous than Tibbles next door. Just a bit bigger. sussexram40
  • Score: 3

5:32pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Lady Smith says...

wippasnapper wrote:
If you’re being attacked or in fear of attack call 999 “F” that you want be thinking 999 O’ and Mr. Police man if you’re being attacked the chances are someone ells will be reporting the remains of a dead body in Denton bit late for the person being attacked to call 999 how pathetic can the police get.
Sorry - is there a sentence anywhere in there?
[quote][p][bold]wippasnapper[/bold] wrote: If you’re being attacked or in fear of attack call 999 “F” that you want be thinking 999 O’ and Mr. Police man if you’re being attacked the chances are someone ells will be reporting the remains of a dead body in Denton bit late for the person being attacked to call 999 how pathetic can the police get.[/p][/quote]Sorry - is there a sentence anywhere in there? Lady Smith
  • Score: 3

10:48pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Juleyanne says...

Usual hysteria, how many people has the legendary lochness monster dragged into the lake ............none! I fear that we are all 'over hooked' on our dangerous world since the internet and media brainwashed us all. The reality is the everyday things that really risk our lives, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes through bad lifestyles, smoking, drinking and drugs and our busy roads plus the real the risk of terrorism. One apparent stray predatory animal is the least of our worries!
Usual hysteria, how many people has the legendary lochness monster dragged into the lake ............none! I fear that we are all 'over hooked' on our dangerous world since the internet and media brainwashed us all. The reality is the everyday things that really risk our lives, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes through bad lifestyles, smoking, drinking and drugs and our busy roads plus the real the risk of terrorism. One apparent stray predatory animal is the least of our worries! Juleyanne
  • Score: 3

12:59am Thu 26 Jun 14

Roundbill says...

Juleyanne wrote:
Usual hysteria, how many people has the legendary lochness monster dragged into the lake ............none! I fear that we are all 'over hooked' on our dangerous world since the internet and media brainwashed us all. The reality is the everyday things that really risk our lives, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes through bad lifestyles, smoking, drinking and drugs and our busy roads plus the real the risk of terrorism. One apparent stray predatory animal is the least of our worries!
Jeez, are you a f@cking ray of sunshine every day, or is today a special occasion?
[quote][p][bold]Juleyanne[/bold] wrote: Usual hysteria, how many people has the legendary lochness monster dragged into the lake ............none! I fear that we are all 'over hooked' on our dangerous world since the internet and media brainwashed us all. The reality is the everyday things that really risk our lives, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes through bad lifestyles, smoking, drinking and drugs and our busy roads plus the real the risk of terrorism. One apparent stray predatory animal is the least of our worries![/p][/quote]Jeez, are you a f@cking ray of sunshine every day, or is today a special occasion? Roundbill
  • Score: 1

8:20am Thu 26 Jun 14

Patsyr says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Ah you may all laugh. But did you know that there is a large cat called a Serval living in a cage in a garden in Reigate Road Brighton? Or it was living there only a few years ago. It is a native of Africa, is about the size of a Labrador and is actually very dangerous. For some strange reason there are some people in our communities who like to keep animals like this as caged pets. This may well be a case of someone having had enough of one and it having been released into the wild. Don't poo poo things which might have a real and worrying explanation.....
A lot can change in " a few years". Saying that is not relevant at all. Do you live in the past a bit too much?
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: Ah you may all laugh. But did you know that there is a large cat called a Serval living in a cage in a garden in Reigate Road Brighton? Or it was living there only a few years ago. It is a native of Africa, is about the size of a Labrador and is actually very dangerous. For some strange reason there are some people in our communities who like to keep animals like this as caged pets. This may well be a case of someone having had enough of one and it having been released into the wild. Don't poo poo things which might have a real and worrying explanation.....[/p][/quote]A lot can change in " a few years". Saying that is not relevant at all. Do you live in the past a bit too much? Patsyr
  • Score: -5

12:37pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Max Ripple says...

chipofry wrote:
Max Ripple wrote:
Ah you may all laugh. But did you know that there is a large cat called a Serval living in a cage in a garden in Reigate Road Brighton? Or it was living there only a few years ago. It is a native of Africa, is about the size of a Labrador and is actually very dangerous. For some strange reason there are some people in our communities who like to keep animals like this as caged pets. This may well be a case of someone having had enough of one and it having been released into the wild. Don't poo poo things which might have a real and worrying explanation.....
My friend actually lives in that house now, they had to dismantle the large cage that it lived in in the back garden. The owners have moved on to West Sussex now.
Thanks for that info. I knew it had been there. Saw some on a holiday to South Africa a couple of years ago. I wouldn't want to meet one in the wild. Watch out for a story about one in West Sussex soon then!
[quote][p][bold]chipofry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: Ah you may all laugh. But did you know that there is a large cat called a Serval living in a cage in a garden in Reigate Road Brighton? Or it was living there only a few years ago. It is a native of Africa, is about the size of a Labrador and is actually very dangerous. For some strange reason there are some people in our communities who like to keep animals like this as caged pets. This may well be a case of someone having had enough of one and it having been released into the wild. Don't poo poo things which might have a real and worrying explanation.....[/p][/quote]My friend actually lives in that house now, they had to dismantle the large cage that it lived in in the back garden. The owners have moved on to West Sussex now.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that info. I knew it had been there. Saw some on a holiday to South Africa a couple of years ago. I wouldn't want to meet one in the wild. Watch out for a story about one in West Sussex soon then! Max Ripple
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