Video: Big cat on the prowl in Melbourn

PUBLISHED: 10:16 07 October 2009 | UPDATED: 16:09 11 May 2010

Could a black leopard be on the loose in Melbourn?

Could a black leopard be on the loose in Melbourn?

THE Crow country big cat has been spotted in Melbourn. We reported a spate of sightings of the beast, identified by experts as a black leopard, earlier this year in the Ashwell and Steeple Morden area. Now it has re-emerged in South Cambridgeshire. Eliza


Footage of a cat prowling across the car park of the Wagon and Horses pub, Steeple Morden, in August 2005. Hover over the image above and press play.

THE Crow country big cat has been spotted in Melbourn.

We reported a spate of sightings of the beast, identified by experts as a black leopard, earlier this year in the Ashwell and Steeple Morden area.

Now it has re-emerged in South Cambridgeshire.

Elizabeth Wherrell saw the animal as she was making her way towards Meldreth Station at 5.45am last Thursday.

She said: "It was just walking down the road towards me. We both stared at each other for a minute, then it jumped up a bank and I knew it was big cat.

"I was a bit scared so headed back the way I came."

Have you seen the beast? Call 01763 244 977 or email news@royston-crow.co.uk

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