A man from Cornwall has sparked rumours of a big cat on the loose after claims he was attacked by a “panther-like” creature.
Matthew Wild said he was visiting his girlfriend’s house in Porthleven when he spotted a large feline pressed against one of the windows.
The 30-year-old said he tried to the shut the window but was swiped at by the animal.
He described it as looking like a domesticated cat crossed with a panther.
"It was very intent on getting in,” he said.
It was trying to get through the window. I thought it had gone and went to shut the window and it went to get me.
Matt, a martial arts fan from Helston, Cornwall, said it was lucky the cat didn’t draw blood.
He continued: "If it was standing on the floor, it would be reaching about six feet.
"I would say it's a domestic cat crossed with a panther because of its tone, strength and might.
"It's definitely a wild cat."
Matt added he reported the incident to police, but said they “weren’t interested”.