An out of place animal is a creature that is seen outside its typical demographic. Out of place animals are seen all over the world; kangaroos in the USA, big cats in the forests of England, alligators in Canada, etc. These animals are simply not meant to be in the area where they are sighted or captured. Most commonly, these animals were previously pets that people might have let go in the wild after being unable to care for them anymore. That is the case of a large number of big cat species that were let into the wild in England after the Dangerous Wild Animals Act of 1976 was put into action. However this cannot be the proven cause for all out of place animal sightings.