What is usually known as 'alien big cats' are large felines, such as panthers, jaguars, cougars, and tigers, which allegedly roam in regions outside their indigenous range.
Sightings and other evidence, such as tracks, droppings and predation, have been reported in a number of places, including Britain, Ireland, Eastern United States, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, Italy and Luxembourg. The majority of reports describes creatures the size of mountain-lions and completely black in color.
Theories for the existence of ABCs include descendents from circus or zoo escapees, as well as exotic pet owners release due to increasing up keeping costs.
Other researchers believe something more supernatural may be afoot, because of the fact that no one has ever caught one of these reported big cats. For example, during the British army's hunt for the Exmoor beast, the creature was trapped and surrounded in a barn. When the troopers went into the building, it was found to be empty. It has even been suggested that these creatures come from a parallel universe, slipping in and out of our dimension.
Photographic and film evidence has been attained throughout the years about the possible existence of these animals, but as far as physical evidence, very little had been presented. That was the case until recently, when a 14-year-old boy discovered a skull with large fangs in the River Fowey on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. The skull was taken to the Natural History Museum, where it was determined not to be from an animal commonly found in the English countryside, such as a badger or fox. She could also tell that the skull belonged to a member of the cat family, or Felidae.
Generally, mainstream science rejects this phenomenon, in part because of the questionably large numbers needed to maintain a breeding population, and also because climate and food supply issues would make their survival highly unlikely.
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