Is this a big cat stalking Chaulden Lane in Hemel Hempstead?

Sighting of a 'big cat', thought to be a puma, in Chaulden Lane, Hemel
Sighting of a 'big cat', thought to be a puma, in Chaulden Lane, Hemel

Can you help to identify this suspected big cat, which one of our readers spotted walking on a field by Chaulden Lane?

The reader, who has asked to remain anonymous, saw the animal on Sunday night (April 17) at around 6pm.

Sighting of a 'big cat', thought to be a puma, in Chaulden Lane, Hemel

Sighting of a 'big cat', thought to be a puma, in Chaulden Lane, Hemel

They told us: “We saw what we are quite confident was a puma walking on a field.

“We were able to observe the animal in detail for about two minutes until it walked into the hedgerow. It was large and powerful.

“My partner is very interested in wildlife and recognised it as a puma. We have managed to take a picture from our phone. It barely does justice to what we both witnessed.”