A woman has captured a ‘big cat’ on camera in the British countryside – in what experts have hailed an ‘incredible’ sighting. Becky Clarke spotted the mystery beast prowling through a field while out for a walk recently.
The video, recorded on Becky’s iPhone has been hailed as “incredible” by some experts.
Despite capturing some of the clearest evidence to date of the big cats existence in the wild of the UK, Becky said they almost missed their opportunity to record their sighting.
“We watched it for about 20 seconds on zoom before I realised I hadn’t pressed record,” said Becky.
“There has been so much disruption in our area with thousands of houses going up over the last five to six years, and now motorway works cutting through green space.
“It was only in the last few years I was lucky enough to see the deer, and now the cat.
“I suspect their areas have been disrupted so much they have had to move. “We’re hopeful to see it again.”
The sighting was made on a recent Saturday afternoon on the outskirts of a town in Cheshire although its exact location is being kept secret to avoid hunters.
Matt Everett, director of the recent hit Amazon documentary Panthera Britannia Declassified said: “It’s pretty good evidence, even without scaling you can tell it is a large cat.
“The birds seemed to get spoiled as if there was a predator nearby too – it’s all consistent with what you’d expect.”
Tim Whittard, co-producer of Panthera Britannia Declassified added: “I think it’s an incredible sighting.” “We have seen a significant surge in eye-witness reports, as well as people coming forward with new photographic and video evidence since the release of the documentary. “I think it’s really changed the attitude of Joe Public towards this subject, and it’s no longer a matter of ridicule for eyewitnesses.
“Things like the leopard DNA being found in the Stroud Valleys in 2022, as well as being able to piece together so much of the history around how these big cats came to be roaming freely in the British countryside in the first place appears to have given more people the confidence to come forward.”
Produced in association with SWNS Talker
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