Moment big cat stalks through garden on CCTV – leaving dog owner disturbed
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A woman was so scared after spotting a "big cat" in her garden she phoned the police and claimed she won't let her dog out at night again.
CCTV shows a large feline – which the woman claims is a "puma" – stalking through the undergrowth at around 4 am on Saturday (August 21) at her home in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
The 10-second clip shows what appears to be a large and muscular black cat perched atop the small structure, the Daily Record reports.
Reports of big cats, including the likes of wild cats, lynx, and other non-domestic animals, have become more frequent in recent years.
The concerned woman told the Record how she went to numerous authorities with the footage.
She said: "It was around 3.55 am on Saturday morning and was recorded on the camera on the doorbell.
"I phoned the police and they told me to contact the SSPCA who told me to contact Big Cat Sightings and they have phoned me back and said that it was a big cat – an adult Puma."
She continued: "I was in the house and my husband phoned me to say, 'Did you see that big thing out our front doorstep last night?'
"I said 'it must be a fox' but he went 'look at the size of it!' so then I thought yes it was absolutely massive."
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The woman added that the animal had disturbed the garden and she now fears for neighbourhood pets.
She said: "All the neighbour's garden has been disturbed with it.
"You can see where it has clawed the weeds away in the neighbour's garden. I don't know if it was after a wee mouse or something.
"I've got a wee dog so I'm scared to let it out at night or anything in case the cat is still about."
She added: "I wouldn't want to be coming home from the dancing some Saturday night and be faced with that!"
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