NEWS OF THE WORLD March 27th 2011
I’m Gunning for Big Cats in Britain
Meet hotshot Adrian ‘ Dusty’ Miller - the man who has set his sights on bagging Scotland’s big cats.
The marksman claims there are hundreds of dangerous panther-like creatures roaming our countryside.
And the 39 year old is now set to sell his own home to fund his dream of becoming Britain’s first big game hunter.
Adrian told us: “Scotland is where most of the big cats are – you have a ll these leopards, cougars and panthers roaming the Highlands.
“I don’t think anyone is taking this seriously – it’s a real possibility that these animals could attack and seriously injure or even kill someone.”
He added: “I’m trying to sell my house and then I’ll hit the road. I’m confident I can do the job – I think I can do it extremely well.
“Pretty much everything is in place – the only thing I need now is a shotgun licence.”
Divorced dad of three, from Carlisle, Cumbria, became fascinated with big cats after reading about the Beast of Bodmin 15 years ago.
He gave up work as a tattoo artist last year and began buying hunting gear.
So far he has spent thousands on a radar tracking device and a pack of hounds.
And, helped by pal Gordon Wildley, 36, he’s even been using a specially imported cougar scent to help train the mutts.
We told last year of big cat sightings in Dornoch, Sutherland, and the Isle of Arran.
Now Dusty says he can’t wait to get North of the border, beaming: “It’s where the action is.”
Have you seen a big cat in your area that Dusty could rack? Call us any day on 0141 4205254 0r email Scottish.firstname.lastname@example.org
I know its not stalking related, though there are guns to be involved, choice