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Large Cats in Scotland?

Re: Large Cats in Scotland?

Postby Caberfeidh » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:10 am

Ben Nachie wrote:
Caberfeidh wrote:
Ben Nachie wrote:My mum was once driving through a forest in rural Angus when she saw a car stopped at the side of the road. A man was strapping a large cat to the roof. She said it had distinctive ear tufts so I assume it was possibly a lynx.


Did it not put up a fight?

The cat was no more, had ceased to be, was bereft of life, it rests in peace. This was an ex-lynx.


Perhaps it was a Norwegian lynx and was simply pining for the fjords....
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Re: Large Cats in Scotland?

Postby Roger n Sue Fellows » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:14 am

Might pay to be aware of adders which are all black - or very dark grey. They get a mention somewhere else on the site I think. I witnessed two sunbathing next to the road on Arran. No sign of the zig-zag pattern which would be the usual identifier.
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Re: Large Cats in Scotland?

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:53 pm

If you see a snake in Scotland it is most likely an Adder, there have been a few sightings of Grass snakes in the borders, but all highland snakes are Adders.
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