"Police believe they have the first conclusive proof a big cat, dubbed the "Beast of Balbirnie", could be on the loose in Fife. Officers have had a plaster cast of a paw print verified by experts who believe it is of an 18-month-old exotic large cat. George Redpath, Fife's big cat researcher, said he was "delighted" it had finally been confirmed. "I have always believed there are big cats in Fife after seeing black leopards on four different occasions."
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