Is the Fenland Tiger on the prowl again?

THE Fenland Tiger looks to have made an early 2011 appearance in Huntingdonshire following a potential sighting close to the A1.

THE Fenland Tiger looks to have made an early 2011 appearance in Huntingdonshire following a potential sighting close to the A1.

Nick Haynes, 34, of Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire, told The Hunts Post he was driving to work in Peterborough last week when he spotted a “leopard-like creature” in a field.

Mr Haynes said he saw the big cat last Wednesday (January 19) as he headed north up the A1 near Alconbury.

He said he saw the animal in a field on the brow of a hill, walking into the treeline, on the left side of the road.


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“I couldn’t believe it,” Mr Haynes told The Hunts Post. “At first I thought it was a fox but it was too big. It was the wrong shape to be a deer, so that’s when I realised it was a big cat.

“It had a very long tail, pointed ears and was a dark sandy colour.”

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The sighting comes after many similar reports from around the county. Hunts Post readers have reported seeing a large cat in St Ives, Papworth, Alconbury and near St Neots at Yelling.

But despite the reported sightings – and paw prints found in the snow – there has yet to be any hard evidence to prove the existence of the Fenland Tiger or any other large cat stalking the Cambridgeshire countryside.

“All my friends, family and colleagues have taken the mickey out of me over the sighting, but I’m determined to prove them wrong,” Mr Haynes added.

He is now travelling armed with a camera and has said he will try to stop should the creature show itself again.

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