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September 28, 2022 | Investigations and Operations

Reference: F-2022-00041


Request 1
In relation to the 2021 calendar year, on how many occasions were the police informed that there had been a sighting of a ‘big cat’, i.e. a wild cat, which was significantly larger than a domestic cat and was thought could have been a puma, leopard, lynx or other large member of the cat species?
Could you please state how many of the sightings were confirmed to be
(a) false
(b) true or
(c) unable to be confirmed one way or the other?

Request 2
In relation to the last three sightings that you logged in 2021, please provide me with a summary of the sighting. This should include:
(i) what was alleged to have been seen,
(ii) the location of the sighting and,
(iii) what if any police response there was to the sighting?