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Mystery 'big cat' shows up on live TV in UK

By T.K. Randall
April 8, 2021 · Comment icon 18 comments

What creature is this ? Image Credit: ITV / Good Morning Britain
A creature resembling a panther or puma made an unexpected appearance during a live TV segment.
Viewers of 'Good Morning Britain' - a popular morning television show in the UK - were left scratching their heads earlier today when they spotted something unusual skulking in the background of a live segment which was being filmed at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome in Hertfordshire, England.

During one shot, which saw the camera zoom in on a swan, it was possible to see a large black creature emerging from behind a tree in the background before heading off to the right.

Presenter Andi Peters didn't notice it himself at the time, but when viewers called in to the show to comment on the animal, he mentioned it in a later segment which was also filmed at the lake.

"I have some breaking news of my own," he said.

"Earlier today we were in this very spot on Bury Lake in Hertfordshire, viewers said that whilst I was doing the competition they spotted a black shaped creature on the banks, that then walked off."

"We have had a look for you guys, we have looked around, we can't see anything but obviously you all spotted something on the shores. Could it have been someone walking a dog, the word 'wolf' has been used. I cannot confirm or deny."

By far the most common suggestion from viewers was that the creature was a large black cat - possibly a panther or puma - something that obviously shouldn't have been there.

Others, meanwhile, insisted that it was simply a domestic dog.

You can check out the clip for yourself below.

Source: Watford Observer | Comments (18)

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Comment icon #9 Posted by Occupational Hubris 3 years ago
Looks more like a dog than a cat, but still pretty hard to discern. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by Rolci 3 years ago
Wait, TV programs in the UK are shot in 240p???
Comment icon #11 Posted by pbarosso 3 years ago
just a dog sniffing out the biatches
Comment icon #12 Posted by Xetan 3 years ago
Definitely a dog. I think it's even happily wagging its tail, but the shot isn't all that good.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Darla123 3 years ago
It's immediately obvious to me that this is a baboon on all fours. Look at the shape of the head.
Comment icon #14 Posted by DieChecker 3 years ago
My first thought was a black dog also. 
Comment icon #15 Posted by BlackShuckIsMyDog 2 years ago
That's clearly a dog
Comment icon #16 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
See my avatar, thats not a hideous demon its my cat monkey yawning, hes a big boy likely near 15lbs, his build is like a panther just much smaller, i bet i could take his picture under the right conditions and background and claim he was a panther and get believers. Not saying big cats dont live in the wild where they arent expected to be but they would still need a breeding population and would show signs they were there feeding etc. With the exception of a loose pet or zoo escapee.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Resume 2 years ago
Comment icon #18 Posted by openozy 2 years ago

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