This photograph was taken of an alien big cat in Iverness, Scotland, on March 26th, 2017. 56 year old Paul Dawson took the photo from about 1 km away with a 300mm lens. Dawson says he always has his camera on him because his home often is visited by deer that he likes to take photos of. Head of Living Collections at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Douglas Richardson, made his statement on the photo:
“Based on the photograph, I believe this to be a domestic cat. The posture, tail position and apparent thickness, size of the animal and its apparent shoulder height in relation to the grass are consistent with this.
“Accurate identification at a distance is often difficult, and a smaller creature can appear larger when there is little nearby to show scale. Some years ago there were sightings and a couple of captures that came to the Highland Wildlife Park of so-called Kellas cats, large black cats.”
Dawson believes this is not a domesticated cat because the creature is bigger than his two pet cats. He claimed that the cat could have been the same size as his pet labrador.