Big Cat spotted in the West Country

Black Panther sitting in a tree

Big Cat spotted in the West Country Credit: laviajera333/

A man has taken a photograph of a 2-foot tall “big cat” in the West Country.

The photograph comes as DNA found on a fence where sheep had been attacked had a 99 per cent match to a big cat species.

The big cat sightings suggest a panther may be on the loose as various sightings have taken place across the country.

The photograph, which was printed in Bristol Live, shows a large black cat stalking through the countryside.

The man who put out the trail cam, Mark, said he was hoping he would get something good on the camera, but he never really believed he would capture anything like the big cat.

He said he had hoped to photograph big animals like deer, and he was shocked when he saw the animal. He knew, he went to say, that it couldn’t be a domestic cat because it was too out of the way of houses or roads. He described the area as a “proper wilderness.”

People on social media either commented that a cat had been sighted around the area, or they were sceptical about the animal being anything other than a domestic cat.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Written by

Julia Cameron

Julia is an ex-pat writer from Brighton living in a small village close to the Andalucian town of Priego de Cordoba. When she's not working she enjoys reading, tracing her ancestry and swimming. She especially loves the summer when she can get down to the coast and chill on the beach.