Has the “Pontybodkin Puma” been filmed yet? Mysterious black animal is spotted lurking in a garden in the Welsh countryside after a series of big cat sightings
- Several big cats have been sighted in the area, including one the size of a sheep.
- Homeowner spotted cougar on CCTV following disruption
- Delyn MP Rob Roberts wrote to the Welsh government about the observations
A mysterious big cat has been spotted prowling in a garden a few miles from a series of reported ‘cougar’ sightings in North Wales.
Several sightings of big cats have been reported in the area, including a “sheep-sized puma”.
Today, a Mostyn owner revealed the latest glimpse of what he believed to be a puma after seeing the large black animal on CCTV in his backyard.
He was awoken by a disturbance in the early hours of the morning and, after checking the footage, was shocked to see a black creature hiding behind a wheelbarrow.
He said: “I heard noises coming from outside, I decided to check the cameras and I spotted him. At first I didn’t think about it, but I still decided to take a photo through the camera app.
One animal has been dubbed the “Pontybodkin Puma” after several reports of closure in the village of Pontybodkin, 20 miles from Mostyn.
The big cat was seen hiding behind a wheelbarrow on CCTV in the owner’s garden in Mostyn, North Wales
Multiple sightings have been reported in the area, including a “sheep-sized” puma.
“I rechecked it about half an hour later and it was gone.”
The sighting in Mostyn, north Wales, follows a series of sightings in the area reported to Puma Watch North Wales.
In February, the MailOnline reported that a ‘massive’ black cat ‘the size of a sheep’ was seen prowling around the Welsh hills.
The images showed the large animal a few feet from a field of grazing sheep. It was the third sighting of a big cat in the area at the time.
In February, Jonathan Terry, 30, filmed the beast from his kitchen window as she roamed the countryside in Trelogan, Flintshire
In January, witnesses described seeing “a large cat about the size of a Labrador” walking along a busy road near Talacre, Flintshire.
Puma Watch founder Tony Jones said: “This isn’t the first time big cats have been spotted in the area. We previously shared a terrifying story of a big cat maiming a big dog near Mostyn. Docks, as well as multiple sightings at nearby Whitford and Abakhan Fabrics.
“A few miles away in Holywell, a large cat was caught on CCTV multiple times by staff at a supportive housing within days in July. In June, a black panther was sighted along the coast in Rhyl.
“A suspected puma was also spotted a few miles away at Rhuallt Hill in January. Footprints were also found in Meliden during the winter, with many other sightings nearby shown on our interactive map.
A Labrador-sized cat nicknamed the “Pontybodkin’s Puma” was reported walking along a road on New Years Eve last year, just days after a similar animal scurried across it. a field
Due to the wave of sightings in his constituency, Delyn MP Rob Roberts wrote to Welsh Government Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths in February.
She replied that the reports received by the Welsh government are being treated seriously and are being investigated.
She said: “It is the policy of the Welsh government to investigate any reports received by the Department for Economy, Skills and Natural Resources of sightings and suspected attacks by big cats on livestock in the country. of Wales. “