'PUMA' IS SEEN ON THE PROWL |Ed Malone|cfz@eclipse.co.uk|06/25/06 at 09:46:53|obadiah|xx|0||'PUMA' IS SEEN ON THE PROWL

11:40 - 24 June 2006

Sightings of a big cat in Devon include one by Cedric Munslow, former commercial manager of Torquay United, who saw what he took to be 5ft-long and 3ft-high puma in Dunchideock, west of Exeter, last November. Last month Martin Heath, from Spreyton, between Crediton and Okehampton, saw an unidentified big cat, the size of an Alsatian dog, in his garden. Two horse riders were startled by what they believed to be a big cat in South Brent on May 15.

Friends Tanya Tregaskis and Melanie Marchant were thrown out of their saddles after their horses were spooked by a wild cat about the size of a medium-sized dog.

A sighting in Okehampton on May 12 left three children too scared to go out to play by themselves.

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