I missed this earlier in the month :
Beast of Bodmin' sighted at Trewithen Gardens
Could these scratch marks have been made by the 'Beast of Bodmin'? Could these scratch marks have been made by the 'Beast of Bodmin'?A large black cat-like creature sighted at gardens in Cornwall could be the so-called Beast of Bodmin, according to a head gardener.Strange claw marks an inch thick have also been found on the bark of a shrub at Trewithen Gardens near Truro.Head Gardener Gary Long had a glimpse of a "very large black cat-like creature" and now believes it could have been the 'Beast'.He is unworried by their encounter believing it must be a timid creature.Mr Long said his view of the creature was so fleeting "he thought nothing more about it".But he later discovered one of the garden's rare plants showed clear signs of claw damage.
Read rest see pics here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-13944608
See also “South West 'is big cat hotspot'” : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/3641957.stm