Rick Minter discusses big cats living in the UK with Andrew Hemmings
BIG cat expert Rick Minter will be giving a fascinating account of the search for big cats living wild in the UK in a talk at at the Gateway Centre, Spine Road, South Cerney.
Big Cats - the search for secret panthers, an illustrated talk by Rick Minter with Dr Andrew Hemmings is being organised by the Cotswold Water Park Trust.
It will explain ways in which evidence is being sought for big cats living wild in the UK, by looking at tools such as camera traps and various signs that big cats would leave in the landscape, including tree raking, scent marking and prey remains.
Rick Minter said: "There certainly are a few snippets of hard evidence on big cats to date, but by and large these animals have kept us guessing. Now that efforts are being stepped up, the evidence trail is going distinctly warm."
The talk takes place on Wednesday October 9 at 7pm and will discuss the recent progress in evidence gathering and examine some emerging questions about cats.
It will conclude with an update on work underway at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester from Dr Hemmings on the study of tooth impressions on bones of suspected big cat prey.
Tickets cost £7.50 and must be booked in advance by calling the Cotswold Water Trust on 01793 752413, or via email at email@example.com.
For any more information about this event or the work of the CWP Trust please see the website www.waterpark.org