A mysterious creature thought to be a ‘massive’ black cat has been caught on camera.
The animal was caught on video by Jonathan Terry, from Trelogan in Flintshire, who filmed it from his kitchen window.
Mr Terry said the creature was spotted prowling the fields to the rear of his house and was videoed at a distance of two fields away.
He added that the suspected ‘big cat’ was “the size of a sheep and possibly even bigger.”
The sighting was reported to Puma Watch North Wales – a group set up to document sightings and raise awareness of suspected big cats.
In the video it shows a black animal prowling the fields and it appears to have a long tail, similar to that of a feline.
Mr Terry said to Puma Watch North Wales: “I saw it out of the corner of my eye through the kitchen window overlooking the fields behind the house.
“Filmed as I have been reading about these sightings and it looked far too big to be a regular cat and was more like the size of a sheep or possibly bigger.”
In the video, the witnesses can be heard in awe at the encounter, saying “that’s massive”, “well it is massive ’cause obviously you can see it from here” and “it’s stalking something.”
According to Puma Watch North Wales, this recent sighting of a suspected ‘big cat’ is within two miles of recent sightings in Talacre and Whitford in North Wales.
Other sightings and incidents reported in the vicinity include those at Whitford, Abakhan and Pentre Halkyn.
In Cheshire, the most recent sightings include a suspected ‘big cat’ sighting reported near Chester Zoo.
A spokesperson for the conservation charity confirmed at the time the animal was not from there.
The mystery creature was spotted less than a mile from the attraction on Plas Newton Lane in Upton, Chester at around 2.30am on Thursday, February 4.
Another reported sighting came from Chester resident, Graham Calvert, who sent a video of what he believed was a suspected ‘big cat’.
Mr Calvert was by the Shropshire canal in Stoak walking his dog when he saw the animal in the distance.
He said while it was roughly the size of a fox – and sceptics may point out the white end on the tail – it was the animals distinctive flattened muzzle that convinced him it must be feline.
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He got in touch with CheshireLive after reading a previous article about a reported “big cat” sighting in Whitby Park in Ellesmere Port. That incident is said to have taken place earlier this month, while Mr Calvert’s “sighting” was back in January.
In the Whitby Park incident, a woman who gave her name to Puma Watch North Wales as Carol, said that on Monday, February 1, a “large cat-like animal” standing about six to eight feet away from her on the opposite side of the fence.
She described the mysterious creature as “cat-like” with “short hair with a bushy tail, and slender”, and bigger than her pet spaniel.
Carol said: “I was in an enclosed area by tennis courts with my dog, he was the opposite side of the area.
“A large cat-like animal, about six to eight feet away from me on the opposite side of the fence, staring.
“I went to take my phone out of my pocket to take a photo and it ran off into the bushes as my dog had come running over to me.
“It was bigger than my spaniel but short hair with a bushy tail and slender.”
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