Are big cats roaming britain?
Mike's aunt once had a big cat, it was black and close to 2% larger than the average household cat. But across the UK, there are rumours of much larger cats, Pumas, Leopards and ferocious cougars living wild a terrorising farmland.
On a quest for answers, The Unexplainers end up talking to cat people, not people who resemble cats, but people who know lots about cats. Can John master animal tracking skills to catch one alive or will Mike's theory that pop star Rod Stewart's 70s lifestyle is to blame put an end to speculation.
With permission from an eyewitness farmer in North Wales, the Unexplainers set up a big cat watch nerve centre, but will a trap set with offal and, a trail camera reap rewards?
What's John's stance on Big Cats?
Many people (Primarily co-host Mike Bubbins) say the idea of a big cat population existing in the wilds of the UK is preposterous but be aware these are probably the same people who said a man dressed as a lady but with a beard could never enter the Eurovision song contest and do quite well.
Why am I so confident we will soon bow down and worship at the paws of all things cat? Research! On more than one occasion I have witnessed domestic cats blatantly defying their human captors and if a domestic feline can poo on a rug without so much as a sorry then a big one can easily exist in the wilds of the British Countryside Un-noticed by humankind for years on end.
It's quite possible to find big cats anywhere and everywhere in the world. Just visit your local zoo or safari park. But what about those more authentic, wild, woodland and forest based big cats that turn
up on a literal daily basis if you know exactly where to look. Here are few expert tips on how to trap a big cat.
Big Cat Finding Tip 1:
Cats need to eat. And big cats need to eat big. Why not find some willing volunteers who are prepared to club together and bake a large pie that will be attractive to a large cat. Ingredients could include popular tinned cat food brands or the stuff you can buy in pouches.
To increase the pie's attractiveness to a preying overysized feline, why not fashion the pastry into the shape of a giant mouse or cat activity centre.
Big Cat Finding Tip 2:
It's a well know fact that cats are attracted to movement and sound. Why not turn yourself into a mobile disco and run through the nearest bushes. But instead of a dance floor classic, play bird noises or rodent sqeaks and you're sure to catch the eye of a nearby big puss.
Big Cat Finding Tip 3:
Cat Nip is a fragrance which sends any furbull coughing beast into a frenzy. Saturate your trousers or hooded top and lie infront of a pre-set trail camera in the dead of night. You'll be impressed by the results, as long as you don't die of exposure first.