"Yesterday; the 13th July at approximately 7 15am I saw a large black cat. I believe it is what you call a panther.
It was coming from the broad bean field and into a small wooded copse near Rolvenden Layne.
It was about 15 yards from me so I had a good view, although brief. It didn’t appear to be in a hurry and just sloped the short distance into the wood.
I have never seen one before.
I was with my rather slow dog and she had stopped behind me."