Woman ‘pretty scared’ after spotting black cat ‘as big as a Great Dane’ in UK
Another big cat may have been spotted in the UK and this one is ‘as big as a Great Dane’ – sparking fears a dangerous animal could be on the loose.
Laura Page was left ‘pretty scared’ after spotting the giant black cat while she was out for a walk with her nephew, and the pair saw the animal crossing a bridge.
They were walking in Barnby Dun, a village in Doncaster, Yorkshire, and so far they’ve been unable to figure out what it is they saw, as the Yorkshire Post reports.
Laura said she didn’t manage to get a photo of the beast, but local residents have said she isn’t the first to make such a sighting in the area.
Laura said: “It went over a bridge, we only had sight of it for probably five seconds, it was like a small Great Dane.
“It was only after we seen it we just thought that was a big cat and a helicopter started circling so God knows if that knew too.
“I was pretty scared but my nephew wasn’t so that chilled me. On our way back we told two ladies and they said we weren’t the first people to say this.”
It follows a number of alleged sightings elsewhere in Yorkshire. Last February a strange creature was spotted by a walker in fields near Selby.
Steve Weston, who lives in the town, was walking home from work when he spotted a large black figure “lumbering” across the other side of a field.
“I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. It was completely bizarre,” he said at the time.
“When I saw it I though to myself, what on earth is that?” he added.
Steve said that the animal was “far too large”, to be a dog, and said that it didn’t have similar movements to any animals that he has seen around the area before.
“It looked to be absolutely huge, it is just unexplainable. It looked to be really muscular,” Steve added.
In 2016 a mysterious animal was spotted prowling the fields of Ryedale. “I haven’t seen anything like that before,” said 46-year-old Michael Armitage.
North Yorkshire Police confirmed in 2010 that the evidence suggested a panther-like creature could be responsible for an attack on a sheep near Ravensworth, Richmond.
All that was left of the sheep was its skeleton. Flesh had been stripped from the remains of the sheep.
PC John Wilbor, rural crime officer for North Yorkshire Police, said at the time: “The evidence seems to fit with a possible big cat attack.”