Terrified woman says ‘growling black puma’ jumped over son’s head in UK park

A woman has reported "multiple sightings" of a "growling, black puma" in a park in Glasgow.

She claimed it jumped over her son onto a tree and fears it "might attack one day."

The woman from Glasgow explained the terrifying encounters east of the city, Glasgow Live reports.

She notified big cat sightings website Puma Watch to the encounters in Carmyle New Park on the banks of the River Clyde.

The last happened on May 2 when she said a puma jumped over her son onto a tree while the pair were watching deer.

She feared the park is now unsafe as the animal “might attack one day".

She said: “We were walking through the park at Carmyle and went over to the bridge to watch deers.

"The puma jumped over my son's head and onto a tree.

"I couldn’t get a picture in time.

“I always see its footprints about the park and you hear it growl.

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"I think it’s unsafe to go to the park, it might attack one day.”

To add weight to her claims, she has provided photos of what she believes to be footprints the large, secretive cat – primarily found in the mountains of North and South America – has left in the park.

It's not the first time 'big cats' have been sighted in Glasgow.

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Glasgow City Council registered two separate reports of "panther-type" animals by locals within a 48 hour period at Linn Park golf course in 2005.

In April we reported that a mysterious photograph taken on the banks of the River Dee in northeast Wales had been claimed as the UK’s most recent big cat sighting.

The image, captured at around 6:15pm on Friday, April 16, shows a large dark four-legged animal described as being “jet black and built differently to any kind of dog”.

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It was posted to cryptozoology site Puma Watch North Wales earlier on Tuesday (April 27).

Nicole Wynne’s partner took the photo in the Vale of Llangollen beauty spot.

Nicole told Puma Watch: “We were sitting down the river and while there we didn’t notice anyone go past. It was very quiet and no one was around."

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“We took some pictures," she told North Wales Live, "and last night looked back through them and noticed this thing that looks like some sort of animal, it’s jet black and it seems to be built differently to any kind of dog, no cows can get to that part of the river either.

“It’s not a tree or anything like that as on the other pictures we took it’s not there. We didn’t notice anything at the time. We were about 100 yards away from it.

A friend of Nicole's that lives nearby says she has also seen something down there which she described as "a massive cat, like a panther.”

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