Video captures footage of 'big cat' in Gloucestershire
Is this the wildcat of Woodchester?
Caught on camera by teaching assistant Coryn Memory, the video footage - which can now be seen on The Sun's website - has astounded big cat trackers who believe it is thriving in the Stroud Valleys.
She has spotted the black leopard-like animal six times at an undisclosed location only three miles from sightings and deer carcass finds near Woodchester.
"I looked up and there it was," said mum-of-two Coryn, 45, of Stroud who took the footage from near her home.
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"The first time I saw it, I remember thinking 'it's a great big black cat', it could not have been anything else."
Gloucester big cat tracker Frank Tunbridge gave her a video camera, and a year later in July 2010, she struck lucky.
"I got about 20 minutes footage," she said.
"It looks like it's hunting small animals in the grass, which would be around in the summer."
Mr Tunbridge used a cut out of a black cat to try and get an idea of the cat's size.
It appears to be larger than his model which measures almost five feet in length from nose to tail.
"It's the best footage in the UK," he said.
"I have been over there and it's stalked me - I heard it growling."
Last week University of Warwick tests to find big cat DNA on deer carcasses discovered near Woodchester Park and Dursley only found traces of fox and deer.
Several sightings of an animal which could be a large black cat been reported nearby, and there have been other sightings and deer carcass finds at Coopers Edge, Rodborough and countryside around Newent.