Place Category: Sightings
Report: Gloucestershire Live – 10 APR 2019
Watch a big cat ‘about the size of a spaniel’ walk through Gloucestershire nature reserve.
More video evidence has emerged of a big cat seen in Gloucestershire.
The footage was taking by a member of the public who was out walking in a nature reserve in the Forest of Dean.
It has been claimed the big cat that resembles a puma or a panther was stalking deer in the woods.
Wildlife enthusiast Frank Tunbridge from Podsmead said: “I have seen the footage and it is really good.
“The big cats that are seen today are not what people assume they would be in size. Now they are the size of a spaniel or collie.
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Generic picture of a black panther
“It seems that the big cat is stalking deer, it is a good video.
The big cat in the video can be seen looking directly at the onlooker before carrying on on its journey.
Frank is convinced it is a big cat.
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He said: “It can not be anything else. It is not a dog and it does not walk like a dog. It is a cat and it is clear by the way that it walks.
“From tabbys to tigers, these animals are solitary and silent.
“Every close encounter is unexpected. These animals are in the British countryside. They are not as large as what people expect, but it is clear that this is a big cat.”