Massive cat ‘feral kitten’ at giant in north London in concern of consuming native pets


A large cat named “Beast of Billionaire’s Row” has ravaged a kitten and could stay alive by feeding on the tycoons’ pets, a local animal lover claimed.

She believes the beast has been terrorizing the affluent area of ​​north London for eight months and is likely living in empty mansions on one of Britain’s most exclusive streets.

But the police, who used armed officers and a helicopter earlier this week to track down the big cat, have scaled back their searches, saying it was “no threat” to the public.

Kate Blackmore, who lives in nearby Highgate, suspects the Savannah hybrid is a stray that likely exhausted the owner with its “hyperactive” personality.

Kate, 35, who owns two Bengal cats, believes the big animal will likely live in abandoned mansions on Bishops Avenue in north London known as the “billionaire row”.

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The cat Kate Blackmore saw in September 2019 that she thinks is terrorizing the neighborhood

Ms. Blackmore, a PA, says she is “1,000 percent convinced” that it is the same big cat that made headlines last September for “terrorizing” a mother from Hampstead.

She said she was certain the savannah killed her kitten as well as three pigeons that were left in her garden.

Extremely rare first generation Savannah hybrids – known as “F1s” – can sell for £ 5,000 and require a special license.

The second and third generation, while still extremely expensive and costing thousands, do not require a license and have become increasingly popular on social media platforms like Instagram.

Savannah cats are characterized by large bodies, long necks, triangular heads, and wide ears.

A first generation is a cross between a domestic cat and an African serval, and in each subsequent generation the serval is reduced.

Police say the search was canceled after a “visual assessment”. It is not dangerous and not a threat to the public.

The owner of the cat has yet to step forward.

The cat is most likely a Savannah cat

But Ms. Blackmore said, “This Savannah cat has been missing since September. Anyone who says it was a recent escape is talking about utter rubbish.

“We had 10 visits from the Savannah cat. It scared one of my kittens. That was three months ago and the kitten never came back.

“Eight weeks later, the kitten was found dead on the street. I’ve been looking for the Savannah cat for months. It’s terrorizing the neighborhood.

“I posted 1,500 posters around the area looking for my kitten and knocked on every door in Hampstead and Highgate.”

She added, “I gave up, but a helicopter hovered over me at 10pm on Monday night.

“I thought it was a break-in. We have them here a lot because of all the villas.

“I’m a cat lover and I just want it to be safe. It’s not dangerous, but it terrorizes local pets.

Several police cars were discovered on Winnington Road in Barnet after reports of the animal

“Because of the Covid, everyone in their life was so busy that they didn’t realize it.

“Now it’s actually in their gardens, I’m not surprised it was discovered. I work from home so I’ve seen it a couple of times.”

She said, “I can see the cat from a mile away. It’s only thinner and taller because it’s wild.

“When I read in the papers that the armed police had come out, I thought, have you a laugh?”

“I can’t believe the size. All you need is a massive cage and a little patience.

“It’s not fatal or dangerous. I think it’s an F1, but I can’t be 100 percent.

“I am really excited about having this cat rehabilitated. My husband and I are concerned about my cats’ safety.

“I want to grab it and pick it up again. I think someone has one and thinks they want a designer cat.

“They are really hyperactive and they will jump. The height they can jump at is insane.

The cat was discovered in a garden on Winnington Road in Barnet

“I’m sure it lives in the abandoned houses on Bishops Avenue. Many of the mansions in this area are empty.

“I’m sure it’s a field day where the life of luxury is lived. I’m surprised it’s no bigger than it is now.”

She added, “I am 1000% sure it killed my kitten, so you can understand my anger towards the cat.

“It could kill other people’s pets. We have three dead pigeons in our yard.”

Animesh Misra, 20, who lives on Bishops Avenue, said, “We don’t know who owns it, but it has to belong to someone. It has to be someone’s pet.

“We have a two year old dog and we let him off the leash outside at night. We don’t want him to face a cat like that.

“Hopefully it will return to its owner soon. But it’s insane.

“I know people think it’s the same cat that broke up last September.

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“How many large exotic cats can a street in London have? But then you never know. That street still surprises me with the stories that arise from it.

“Hopefully it’s more afraid of people. You never know, it’s likely to end up in the heather down the road.

“Who knows where it could be? Hopefully it will be caught pretty quickly.”

His mother Archana said, “I am still very concerned.

“On Monday I brought my dog ​​into my garden. That was the same day that they discovered the cat.

“Now we are very careful when we go out.”

Another neighbor, who called his name as Laura, said: “It’s either back with its owner or it has to be in the heather now.

“I am convinced that it is probably better to live somewhere in the wild.

“Such big animals shouldn’t be pets. And if you don’t have the essentials to take care of them, you shouldn’t have any.”

A spokesman for Hampstead Heath said: “This was done by Met Police.”

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A Met Police spokesman said: “The police were called at around 9pm on Monday, May 25th, for reports of a large cat seen in a garden on Winnington Road.

“Officers, including armed officers, visited the scene.

“An animal expert visited the cat and assessed it visually.

“Their conclusion was that the animal was a hybrid, a cross between a domestic cat and a Savannah cat.

“The expert opinion was that this animal was neither dangerous nor a threat to the public.

“Given the information, the security container was lifted and the cat removed from the garden.

“The matter was recorded for intelligence purposes and no criminal offenses were reported.

“The police were unable to trace the owner of the cat at this point.”

The spokesman said the expert, who is from Kent Police, has “a very low percentage of Savannah” and no other hazard than a domestic cat. He added, “There is no danger to the public.”