Golfer spots black panther on 15th tee

Golfer Mark Robinson was left stunned when he spotted a ‘black panther’ strolling across the greens as he was about to play a shot.

Mark spotted the ‘big cat’ as he approached the 15th tee during a round of golf on Monday afternoon and managed to get a snap of it before it vanished.

Mark said: “I spotted the animal in the distance from around 60-70ft as I was trying to take my shot on the 15th tee.

“I was golfing with a friend and we couldn’t believe it, everyone else seemed to be oblivious on the course.”

Mark, from Huddersfield, West Yorks., alerted the Fixby golf club professional Alex Keighley to what he had seen.

She has since tweeted TV’s Springwatch presenter Chris Packham to seek his opinion on the creature.

It is the latest of a string of sightings of a big cat resembling a ‘black panther’ in the area.

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