Herefordshire: A big cat, possibly an escaped panther, may be responsible for the death of a horse at Ross-on-Wye. Initially the attacker was thought to be a horse but an examination of the wounds ruled that out. Police are advising locals to be alert.
According to the British Big Cat Organisation´s Danny Bamping there have been a number of no dissimilar attacks in West Wales. Based on photos of the horse´s injuries he is "95 percent sure" a big cat is behind the attack.
"I was one of the biggest cynics when I hear about cats roaming the countryside. However, having looked at the injuries, there is a definite possibility that they were inflicted by a big cat," said vet Simon Lyddon.