KILLER CAT ON PROWL; School launches leopard alert.
URGENT safety patrols have been launched after a LEOPARD was spotted near a primary school.
Terrified kids have also been warned not to stray from the playground after the beast was seen prowling nearby.
A police helicopter has even joined the hunt after a clutch of sightings near Lochwinnoch Primary School, in Renfrewshire.
Last night, a spokesman for Renfrewshire Council said: "We are keeping the pupils' activities limited to the school grounds. And staff are carrying out patrols around the school on a regular basis."
The giant cat was first seen skulking with a dead animal in its mouth - and host of similar reports followed.
Resident George Bremner, 38, said: "I spotted a huge monster of a beast sitting in a field.
"There's no way it was a domestic cat, it was too big."
Mark Fraser, from The Scottish Big Cat Society, said the animal was probably a black leopard.
BEAST: Black leopard
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Nov 14, 2003|
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