Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Surrey puma sighting

The Surrey 'puma' (although clearly not the same animal seen in the 1960s and '70s) has been seen again. On Sunday 23rd October 2011 at 9:00pm a chap named Tim was driving on the A25 when a 3-4 ft long animal, light coloured, and sporting a very long tail, ran across the road between Westcott and Dorking.

Monday, 24 October 2011


MYSTERY ANIMALS OF THE BRITISH ISLES: LONDON By Neil Arnold, published by the CFZ, is now available. The long wait is finally over. This much anticipated book is the first of its kind to venture forth into the concrete jungle of England's capital city and unravel fantastic, yet true tales of monsters and mysterious beasts. From yarns spun pertaining to strange creatures in the River Thames, to odd things-a-flutter in the skies of the city. Supernatural animals, beasts escaping from menageries, sightings of exotic cats such as leopards and lynx and the Surrey puma, and not forgetting a whole host of weird and wonderful arcane animals cast from the Ark. MYSTERY ANIMALS OF...LONDON weighs in at more than 300 pages, is richly illustrated and indexed, and proves once and for all that the greenest corners, dankest sewers, and darkest streets can still harbour all manner of elusive and out of place creatures. So, if you're thrilled, or repulsed by tales of flesh-eating giant rats, prowling alligators, blood-sucking fish, rampant wolves, swooping eagles and vultures, ghostly lions, spectral bears, phantom chickens and real life vampires, then MYSTERY ANIMALS OF...LONDON is perfect for campfires constructed on a crisp autumnal night. The book is available from Amazon and all good bookshops

Wednesday, 13 July 2011


MYSTERY ANIMALS OF...LONDON, covering more than a century of Surrey puma reports, will be published shortly by CFZ Press. The book, weighing in at almost 400 pages is the first of its kind to chronicle reports of 'big cats' around the capital, as well as a whole host of other unusual animals, from strange birds, insect swarms, folkloric monsters, and alien species in the River Thames. As a teaser here is a photo of the cover:

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Was it the Surrey puma ?

At the end of May 2011 a Dorking woman, whilst jogging through woods near her home, was spooked by a large animal which leaped down from a tree behind her and onto a woodland path, making a light thud. Although the witness never saw the animal, she was so terrified she rang her husband. Further investigations revealed that whatever had sprang from the tree had left large paw prints on the path.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Whitmoor Common sighting ?

During April 2011 a large, fawn-coloured cat with an enormously long tail was observed by a male witness in the area of Whitmoor Common, a location where, in the past, many puma sightings had taken place.