Balding spots Panther in Forest of DeanPosted on 20th June 2014
Claire Balding, the well-known TV and radio presenter, has said that she spotted a giant black cat or panther near Ross-on-Wye in the north of the Forest of Dean.
Miss Balding said that she encountered the Black Panther while she was recording for a BBC Radio 4 programme called Ramblings.
During the programme Balding said, “It was the most enormous black cat. I mean really big, like a dog size.”
The region is more renowned for its beautiful scenery and walks with many people often staying in picturesque holiday cottages in the Forest of Dean for a breakaway, but now the news that a big, black cat has been spotted could attract even more people to the already popular region.
There have been many reported sightings of a big black cat in the Forest of Dean with some saying they saw a large black cat feeding on deer carcasses. This sighting, however, is the first from a professional broadcaster and reporter.
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