My interest in big cats
started in the mid seventies when stories of large felines
were reported roaming the countryside, little did I realise
then that I would go on to develop a web site to monitor these
The Big Cat Monitors web
site was conceived in 2003 to put my keen interest to some
practical use. I do not profess to be an organization or group
as I run the web site by myself and with limited resources
I have achieved goals way beyond my expectations.
I offer advice to people
who seek information on big cats that they may have seen but
I must stress that I have no formal qualifications in cat
biology or behaviour but what I do offer is commonsense advice
gleaned from respected literal sources.
When reports come in,
I go out and investigate first hand if circumstances allow
and make every effort possible to ascertain if a big cat has
been spotted but most sightings turn out to be misidentifications.
The vast majority of big cat sightings are of domestic animals,
either black cats or dogs also the vast majority of livestock
attacks are carried out by dogs. Black objects i.e. black
cats can look bigger than they really are or at least lead
people to overestimating their size.
The RAF realized this some years ago when they changed the
colour of their training aircraft to black.