During the week ending 3rd May 2013, a black leopard was seen on marshes at Chalk, near Gravesend. A woman who resides in the village had awoken at midnight to fetch an indigestion tablet when she saw a huge black cat in her garden. The animal slinked off towards the marsh. This had been the woman's second sighting of an animal she described "bigger than a large dog", as she'd seen possibly the same animal six months previous.
Several reports have been received over the last few weeks, most of these involving the usual towns such as Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Ashford.