The Beast Of Sydenham - Big Black Cat

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christian952
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The Beast Of Sydenham - Big Black Cat

Post by christian952 »

All of us Sydenham residents must remember the big cat of Sydenham from last year, when a man off Silverdale was attacked in his back garden when calling his cat.

I live on Silverdale and assumed that all this must have been a joke or a mistake...I assumed that because it had been dark that the man must have been mistaken.

However, listen to this podcast....

http://www.channel4radio.com/4radioplay ... temId=1858

It describes how these big cats DO exist in London and how they use railway tracks as their own "motorways" to get around. The railway runs right behind the blokes house that was attacked.

There have been several sightings of black cats in Sydenham...they think the Sydenham cat has moved house and upgraded to Eltham...LOL

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Post by leaf »

Wasnt the man attacked on sydenham park?

Nickerbockers
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Post by Nickerbockers »

There's a big cat in Bexley as well, I lived in Bexleyheath for a while and it was sposed to be quite nearby!

Now I live in Sydenham that has a big cat - must say I've never seen it, but if it prowls train tracks I'd best be careful as it runs along the back of my building and there's a big expanse of communal garden - with no fence!!! :wink:

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Post by JAKES ANGEL »

I used to live in Catford and there is a huge black cat there, dont know if anyone has ever seen it but it guards the entrance, or exit if you like, to the shopping centre

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Post by leenewham »

Damn, I was beated to the Catford Black Cat comment.

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Post by admin »

The original story is here: http://www.sydenham.org.uk/news_panther.html. Not last year but going on for three years ago.

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kennyb2
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Post by kennyb2 »

This story always generates mirth, but I can asure you there are more about than you'd think.
In this part of Wiltshire sightings of them are regular, I have seen one close up myself at 3 in the afternoon, I actually went up to the blooming thing as it was having a pee thinking it was my employers Labrador got out into the field.
They are only the size of a medium Lab, but the colour of them is different as their coats look blacker, due to being less gloosy than the average Black Lab; they also carry their tail like a cat when running, sloping down , rather than up like a dog.
The dogs at this place used to bring home regularly bits of deer kill, and believe me a fat black Lab can`t catch a deer, but a big black cat will stash its kill to return to it.
As long as there are small game about, deer, etc they keep well out of the way, although one around here likes to steal koi carp.
Most folk down here know where they hang out, but keep shtum,they do no harm.

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Post by Gaz »

Hmmm, it looks like the Sydenham Park Pink Panther may have used the railway networks a bit more than suspected...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/gla ... 172064.stm

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Post by nork1 »

Gaz wrote:Hmmm, it looks like the Sydenham Park Pink Panther may have used the railway networks a bit more than suspected...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/gla ... 172064.stm
I wonder if the handler in that article has anything to do with Spit the Dog?

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Post by Gaz »

I wonder how many 'big cats' there are in our local area? We certainly have enough green space and woodland to sustain them.

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Post by parker »

I heard that it was all a hoax and the man from Sydenham Park who reported the 'story' was arrested and had to pay civil recovery fines.

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Post by Gaz »

parker wrote:I heard that it was all a hoax and the man from Sydenham Park who reported the 'story' was arrested and had to pay civil recovery fines.
I thought that it was a copper who had reported it? Surely the gavvers don't go around fibbing?! :twisted:

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Post by Juwlz »

Whatever pooed in our back garden last night was alot bigger than a house cat that's for sure.... :shock:

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Post by dickp »

Ok, can someone find a big cat specialist to test Juwlz's back garden poo?

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Post by TommyP »

This sounds like a job for Gillian McKeith

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Post by lambchops »

Juwlz wrote:Whatever pooed in our back garden last night was alot bigger than a house cat that's for sure.... :shock:
sorry, i thought i buried it better - it was dark.

Neil Arnold
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Post by Neil Arnold »

Hi, if you have any 'big cat' sightings locally, or come across evidence please report them to me. I'm a full-time researcher into the sightings, and wold love to hear from believers, witnesses and sveptics alike regarding the sightings around south-east London and maybe I can shed some light as to what's really being sighted around the town.

Thanks
Neil
www.beastsoflondon.blogspot.com
www.kentbigcats.blogspot.com

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