This photograph of the Beast of Yorkshire or the Hull Hell Cat was taken in 2013 but was released in 2016. It is considered to be one of the best photos of an alien big cat in Britain. Lee Clifford, 44, photographed the animal while out on a walk and believes it to be a puma. Clifford stated “I wouldn’t have noticed it usually, but I saw a bit of movement. Then I looked more closely and saw it standing there. I think it was trying to make sure I didn’t see it”. He stated that the cat stayed still for a good 15 seconds before moving on.
In 1976, the Dangerous Wild Animals Act was established which was a “law of the United Kingdom that was originally enacted to deal with the increasing fashion in the late 1960s and early 1970s of people keeping interesting pets which were often from the more dangerous species, as well as hybrids between wild and domestic species.” After this was enacted, it was thought that a large number of people just released their pet big cats into the wild instead of shipping them to proper homes, giving them to sanctuaries or putting them down. These species are thought to have been breeding and thriving ever since.