On the news here there was an interesting piece about a large cat, Beast of Bodmin style, which had been filmed in Eastern Slovakia, just 15 miles from where I live, close to the town of Bardejov. The attached photograph is a still from the video shown on the news site – http://www.noviny.sk/c/slovensko/nezname-zviera-sa-objavilo-nedaleko-bardejova-podla-odbornikov-ide-o-selmu.
Experts have stated that it’s neither a lynx nor a wild cat and have suggested a lion or a tiger on the loose but to me it looks more cougar like. As my area is hilly and covered in dense forest, this cryptid cat has a lot of room to hide in. This certainly adds to the adrenaline of roaming through the bush.
A friend of mine lives only a mile or so from where the cat was photographed so maybe I’ll go visit him and we can go for a walk…. The Carpathian forest holds many, sometimes dangerous, secrets.
I love cryptids.