'Big cat' spotted 'moving through hedgerow' leaves locals in a UK town on alert

'Big cat' spotted 'moving through hedgerow' leaves locals in a UK town on alert

Frank Tunbridge, a Somerset resident who had studied wildlife for decades, has received dozens of emails and calls reporting big cat sightings in recent years.

Big cat warning: 'Multiple sightings' reported as 'massive beast' terrifies woman

Big cat warning: 'Multiple sightings' reported as 'massive beast' terrifies woman

Wildlife expert Frank Tunbridge said big cats are part of UK wildlife now (Image: Gloucestershire Live WS) Sightings have increased over the last five years, Gloucestershire Police confirm (Image: Getty Images )He said there's no doubt some of these animals will be out there after escaping or being released from private collectors.