A fresh sighting from two dog walkers has reignited the possibility of a lion on the loose in England.
Two women who requested to remain nameless for fear of ridicule have reported witnessing a large orange and brown creature roaming around a housing estate in Bedford. "I was stood about four feet away from it and Iíve seen enough National Geographic programmes to know it was on the prowl," said one. "I couldnít believe it. My two dogs were shaking. It was too big to be a domestic cat and it was definitely a wild animal. I know what I saw and he looked at me."
The 'Essex lion' as it is sometimes known continues to perplex authorities and has been met with a considerable amount of skepticism from local police. A full scale search was carried out only a few months ago when another witness reported coming across a similar creature in the area however no trace of any big cats was ever found.
"The hunt for the Essex lion caused widespread panic in August after holidaymakers claimed to have seen the animal near a caravan park in St Osyth, near Clacton."
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