This is the chilling moment a BIG CAT was filmed prowling around a field just yards from a sleepy village.
Crystal-clear video footage shows the large beast slowly turning around before making its way into a patch of bushes.
The adult cat, which is around 4ft in length, has a black tail and appears to have patterned markings similar to a lynx.
Philip White, 39, was looking out of his patio window when he spotted the giant animal in a field behind his home in the picturesque village of Great Alne, Warks.
Philip, who works for a waste storage firm, managed to film the animal which padded past his home just 70m (230ft) away from him on October 29.
The dad-of-one said: “I’ve seen it before but never had my camera so when it appeared again I just started filming.
“I saw it on the left and at first I thought it might be a deer.
“Then it was on the right and it moved quickly across the field.
“It was skulking around and that’s when I took the video.
“It’s a big cat in my mind, there’s no doubt about it. It looks like a wild cat you normally see in the zoo or a safari park.
“Either it’s escaped from a private collection or just living in the wild but it was pretty scary to see.
“It looked fully grown and was walking around with confidence so its obviously used to its surroundings.
“We keep our windows and doors closed at all times now and are always careful when we take our one-year-old daugther out in the garden.”
Phillip, who filmed the dramatic footage at around 10am, said he was concerned for the safety of people in the village.
“I am worried for the children because they are more vulnerable.
“There are lots of families. There is actually a children’s playground nearby so the thought of that is quite concerning.”
The sighting comes animal, described as a large feline creature with leopard makings, was also spotted in the same area just weeks earlier at 8.20am on October 8.
The creature, which is thought to be larger than a fox, was reported by a resident to Alcester Police South Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Another resident, Colin Wilks, 60, from nearby Alcester, Warks., also said he heard a creature growl while he was walking his dogs on October 10.