Monday 27 August 2012

big cat hunt in UK

Police hunting for lion in Essex
Firearms officers and police helicopters have joined the hunt for a lion that is thought to be roaming loose in Essex.Residents were told to stay indoors as search teams worked throughout the night to track down the large cat, which was spotted in a field by a member of the public on Sunday night.The big cat was seen in fields off Earls Hall Drive in St Osyth, near Clacton, Essex, just before 7pm on Sunday. Police immediately issued a warning to residents to stay inside their homes as officers began a search near where the animal was spotted.Essex Police have enlisted the help of experts from Colchester Zoo who believe the sighting to be genuine after viewing a photograph of the animal taken by a local resident.Roger Lord, of Earls Hall Farm, St Osyth, said a picture of the suspected lion had been taken by residents in caravans on the farm land and passed to police.

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