We went up to Swalesmoor early this morning to try and see the Snow Bunting that has been found there (we failed to find it early on – though it was showing later,) and among the skips and containers at the waste meat factory we saw a dark, mottled cat. (Annie points out it was tortoiseshell.)  It rapidly slunk off under the metalwork, reminding me very much of feral cats I’ve seen in Scotland, in colouration and behaviour.

I’ve never heard of true feral cats getting established in this area.