A pair of cyclists believe they spotted the elusive Rutland panther while out for a ride yesterday evening.
Tim Bateman and son Harry, 16, were on the road between Teigh and Market Overton when they saw the mysterious beast prowling in a field.
It was black, had a long tail and was seen chasing a pheasant at great speed through long grass.
Tim, who lives in Market Overton, said: “At first I thought it could be a deer, or perhaps a dog, but it was so fast and agile I’m convinced it was the Rutland panther.I note the sighting took place near Teigh. Could it have been the spirit of the Revd Henry Stanley Tibbs they saw haunting the fields?
Meanwhile in Shropshire, a 'Flying Dorito UFO' has been spotted by a walker on The Wrekin.
Strange days indeed.