Video: 'Fen Tiger' sighting in Isleham

PUBLISHED: 15:42 05 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:32 04 May 2010

'Fen Tiger' sightings in Hunts

'Fen Tiger' sightings in Hunts

THE FEN Tiger has reared its head again - this time in Isleham. A couple from the village reported seeing a black creature with a long tail stalking around at 10pm on August Bank Holiday Monday, prompting a wildlife officer to start mapping out Big Cat s

THE FEN Tiger has reared its head again - this time in Isleham.

A couple from the village reported seeing a black creature with a long tail stalking around at 10pm on August Bank Holiday Monday, prompting a wildlife officer to start mapping out Big Cat sightings.

PC Paul Carter said he had heard many reports of big cats in the North Cambs countryside, but this is the first reported sighting in Isleham.

In March this year, our sister paper The Cambs Times reported a string of sightings across Fenland, which included the towns of Whittlesey and Wisbech.

The majority of reports to police come from farmers who say their livestock has been attacked by a cat-like creature.

In 1973 laws were introduced banning the importation of exotic wild animals. Many big cats are thought to have been set free and could still be surviving in the wild.

Each big cat roams over a territory of hundreds of square miles - so it is possible that the 'Fen tigers' seen around Wisbech, Sawtry and even Peterborough have made their way into the Ely area.

"It would be wonderful to be able to prove or disprove their existence, once and for all," said PC Carter.

Check back on our website on Monday for full details of the sighting.

If you think you have seen a big cat, contact PC Carter by email at paul.carter@cambs.pnn.police.uk

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