More 'big cat' sightings reported in Somerset
As reported, the ‘Beast of North Newton’ was caught on camera on land at Maunsel House.
The story attracted national coverage and now Alex Bowler, who lives near Weston, has set up a website detailing his sightings.
He said: “The first time I saw one I was terrified, the second time I was surprised and the third time, when I saw a black panther and what looked like a puma, together - I was amazed. Alex’s first ‘big cat’ sighting was in 1985 when he was with a friend on Croydon Hill on the Brendon Hills.
“We were stalked by a black panther,” he said. “I thank God that we turned around when we did because it was about 12ft away from us. They are very quiet.”