Drone films ‘big cat’ prowling around British field in third sighting in one month


A person who claims to have captured footage of a “big cat” prowling the British countryside utilizing a drone has mentioned he was confused by the animal’s unusually giant look.

Ashley Could filmed the creature utilizing a micro-drone on the enjoying fields of a school in Launceston, Cornwall.

Whereas the animal resembled a domestic cat, Mr Could mentioned it was a lot larger than any cat he had ever seen.

“I don’t know what it was nevertheless it had an extended tail and it was the dimensions that stood out. It didn’t look small,” he mentioned. “I am going to the fields most days however I’ve by no means seen it there earlier than.”

He added: “There have been carcasses of rabbits round and, at the moment of 12 months, I don’t suppose these would have been attributable to a fox.”

Stuart Wilton, who was with Mr Could on the time, mentioned he managed to stroll up behind the animal.

“I mentioned to Ashley: ‘That cat is huge’. I wandered into the sector till I used to be simply 5 ft away from it. It was about three ft lengthy,” he mentioned. “It wasn’t a panther or something like that.”

Mr Could mentioned he was sharing the footage on-line within the hope that somebody may be capable to determine the animal.

Though the 2 males couldn’t say what kind of cat it was, Mr Wilton thought its measurement resembled a big cat that was caught on digital camera in west Cornwall final month.

One other huge cat sighting was additionally reported in Gloucestershire just lately, which was filmed within the Forest of Dean in April.

The existence of huge cats within the UK has lengthy been debated.

Whereas many alleged sightings have been debunked as hoaxes or misidentifications, there are some which stay mysteries.

A spokesperson for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) advised the Observer in April: “Neither Pure England nor Defra have acquired any credible studies of untamed dwelling or breeding huge cats in Britain in recent times.

“Defra will not be at the moment engaged in any work associated to the administration of untamed huge cats in Britain and has no plans to take action.”


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