Hide and seek

Reading with interest your feature on the feline of Bodmin Moor ("The Beast of Bodmin", 4 March), I find a document that might assist with inquiries into the nature of the beast. It forms part of a file called Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Admittedly, the naming of cats is a difficult matter, but there is evidence to suggest that the beast in this case might answer to the name Macavity - long notorious for sly withdrawal from the scenes of his crimes.

rc perry

Westcliff Essex