Friday 27 April 2018

UK: All the times big cats have been sighted in Essex

You may think it would be quite rare to see a panther roaming the fields of Essex, but there have been big cat sightings across the county for decades.

The so-called 'Beast of Essex' is thought to look like a black panther or puma.

Legends of a black ghost dog, known as the black shuck, have existed across East Anglia and Essex for centuries.

A midwife in the 1930s allegedly spotted the dog when riding home one night in Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

But sightings of the dog are far less common than those of big cats in Essex.

The most recent sightings in Sible Hedingham and Great Notley have sparked yet more debate over the beast's existence.


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