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Moment creature feared to be panther captured on video stalking through forest

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Moment creature feared to be panther captured on video stalking through forest

Gloucestershire

Date of alert:

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Crime Ref:

Force:

Gloucestershire Constabulary

A couple believes they may have captured a panther on camera on a trip to the UK. Footage of the creature shows it prowling near the Forest of Dean. The anonymous couple sent the footage to be analysed by an expert.

Gloucestershire Live reports the tourists were visiting family in the nearby area at the time when they filmed the animal in a rural area just off the A40.

Frank Tunbridge, a self-proclaimed big cat tracker, was sent the clip and he says it provides more evidence of the possibility of panthers in Britain’s countryside.

Mr Tunbridge, 74, told the Mirror: “To most people throughout the UK, the concept of large predatory wild cats, similar in description to black leopards and pumas living a feral existence in our woods and other wild places is unbelievable.”

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