For decades there has been talk of big cats roaming the Australian bush. These large cats – predominantly black – have only afforded their witnesses fleeting glimpses, and left behind tantalising clues: scraps of fur, a paw print or three, unusually large scats, and livestock carcasses surgically dismembered and picked clean of flesh. In their wake, they leave carnage and bewilderment: What are they? How did they get here? Australian Big Cats offers some possible answers that will intrigue the sceptic and the believer alike.