The Beast of Easton: Ex-Sky Sports presenter and Silent Witness actress Charlotte Jackson-Coleman shares video footage of 'big cat' prowling Hampshire countryside as she walks her Yorkiepoo dog

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  • Charlotte Jackson-Coleman said she saw a mysterious, large cat on the prowl 
  • READ MORE: What IS the truth behind mysterious big cat sightings in the UK? 

Ex-Sky Sports presenter Charlotte Jackson-Coleman has shared footage of a ‘big cat’ prowling Hampshire countryside while she walked her Yorkiepoo dog. 

The Silent Witness actress, 45, said she saw the mysterious cat on the prowl near a village while she was taking a stroll. 

Video footage shows the animal – which has distinctive spotted markings – lurking behind a tree and staring at Jackson-Coleman and her Yorkiepoo before running away as she approaches.

Its shape and patterned coat are reminiscent of a Serval – a wild cat which is native to Africa and stands around 2ft tall.

The sighting occurred in the Hampshire village of Easton, just outside of Winchester. Nearby Marwell Zoo owns one of the species.

Charlotte Jackson-Coleman, 45, (pictured) has shared footage of a 'big cat' prowling Hampshire countryside while she walked her Yorkiepoo dog

Charlotte Jackson-Coleman, 45, (pictured) has shared footage of a ‘big cat’ prowling Hampshire countryside while she walked her Yorkiepoo dog

Jackson-Coleman said she saw the large cat (pictured) on the prowl in the countryside while she was walking her dog

Jackson-Coleman said she saw the large cat (pictured) on the prowl in the countryside while she was walking her dog

Jackson-Coleman – who lives in the village and is married to football manager Chris Coleman – said she was spooked and put her dog on the lead immediately.

The actress said: ‘It was quite large. The pattern and colour of the coat was not like one I had seen on a cat before.

‘As we got closer, I realised how much bigger it was than other cats – and it had no collar.

‘I put my dog on the lead straight away. He is a Yorkiepoo and much smaller than the cat.

‘It didn’t seem frightened of us, and I got my phone out to take a video as I thought it was really unusual.

Footage shows the animal, which has distinctive spotted markings, running away after staring at Jackson-Coleman and her dog

Footage shows the animal, which has distinctive spotted markings, running away after staring at Jackson-Coleman and her dog 

The sighting occurred in the Hampshire village of Easton, just outside of Winchester. Nearby Marwell Zoo owns one of the species

The sighting occurred in the Hampshire village of Easton, just outside of Winchester. Nearby Marwell Zoo owns one of the species

‘But I think I was a bit slow in doing so as it ran into the bush and then off.’

Walkers have spotted so-called big cats across the country, however their existence is often disputed and many believe they are just urban myths.

Jackson-Coleman’s footage may convince many that relatives of big cats are indeed prowling the British countryside.




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