It has been alleged that a ‘large wolf-like creature’ was found dead along the Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire border.

Posted in the ‘Big Cars of the Chilterns’ Facebook page, the creature was discovered along the A4130 road in Henley.

There has been some scepticism about what the animal could be with some suggesting it might be ‘a deer’, while others are proposing it could have been a Northern Inuit, a medium to large dog breed that looks like a wolf.

This is the second report of a big cat being spotted in the Thames Valley in two months.

At the end of November 2023, a report submitted to the popular big cats Facebook group, which currently has over 3,000 members, indicated that ‘very loud guttural growls from the woods next to the Canadian Memorial in Lane End near High Wycombe’ were heard.

Other big cat sightings in the area:

October 2003

A walker told of his shock after encountering the Beast of Bucks – a large predatory cat thought to be a panther.

Ernie Carey, from Ickenham, near Uxbridge, had been driving for 30 minutes in Cookham with his wife Barbara when he spotted the animal in Terry's Lane.

He described the animal as ‘jet black’ and was ‘at least two feet high and about four feet long."

January 2006

The Beast of Bucks was supposedly spotted on the prowl by a cafe owner walking through the Chequers estate.

Heather Brown, who lives in Terrick, south of Aylesbury, was out hiking in the grounds of the Prime Minister's retreat to plan an outing for the Risborough Area Business Group.

She was walking near the ridgeway at 3pm when she saw a three-foot-high cat padding around 150 yards away.

February 2007

A Wycombe man got the shock of his life while out walking his dog in The Rye when he spotted the animal.

Danny Latham-Symes, of Colbourne Road, was by the river near London Road when we spotted the animal.

Mr Latham-Symes told Midweek: "My dog stopped in his tracks and stood dead still. His eyes were fixed on the tree line on the opposite bank of the river.”

November 2018

Paulo Nicolaides, who has dedicated his life to wild cat research after developing an interest in the mystery creatures when he was a young boy, called the emergency services after spotting a cat in the county.

He said: “On Friday, November 30, one of Buckinghamshire’s Pumas became a reality for yet another person."

Thames Valley Police confirmed it was called to reports of a cat sighting in Princes Risborough but did not attend because it was ‘not a police matter’.

April 2021

High Wycombe walker got a huge shock when she spotted what she thought was a puma in a popular woodland.

Natalie Godliman said that despite long-term rumours of big cats lurking in the Chilterns, she always thought they were a myth – until she saw what she described as a tan-coloured puma around Keep Hill Woods.

May 2021

Widmer End resident described seeing a 'large dog-sized black cat'.

One resident posted on the social media site NextDoor to warn her neighbours about what she saw in the early hours of the morning.

She wrote: "At 4am this morning I am sure I saw a big black cat in my front garden.

September 2021

Reports of a 'sandy-coloured puma' wandering near Beaconsfield.

It had been described as a ‘heavily built cat’ that was about two feet tall with ear tufts.

It had spotted and stripped patterning on its fur and had very large paws.

A ‘large black leopard’ was also apparently spotted roaming near Beaconsfield Golf Course.

May 2022

A 'Large sandy coloured cat' seen in Hodgemoor Woods, near Coleshill.

They said they had a sighting of what they believed was a puma.

October 2022

Big Cats of the Chilterns claimed they had a sighting of what they believe was a 'large Labrador-sized black cat'.

Sharing the news on their Facebook page, they told how the large black cat was moving towards the east of Chesham."