Since January, there have been numerous phantom pantherattacks reported in the British press, and many moresightings throughout the country. In West Oxfordshire, ananimal that has been nicknamed “the Beast of Burford” hasbeen appearing in a farming community and killing sheep inthe area. The sheep have been killed in a mannercharacteristic of big cats. The Cotswold Wildlife Park hasoffered a $10,000 reward for the live capture of the animal.
On April 4, Rev. Ron Jones observed a black panther about120 feet away while he was walking on a heavily traffickedtrail in Eastbourne. In February, there was a sighting of asimilar animal in the area.