From the Leicester Mercury:
The Mercury quotes a "big cat investigator" as saying:
A motorist was stopped in his tracks when he saw what he believes was a panther bounding across the road.
Solar panel fitter Pete Base was driving past Greetham Valley Golf Club, in Rutland, when he spotted the animal about 100 yards in front of him.
It is the first big cat sighting in Rutland for several months.
"There was another sighting at Drayton, near Medbourne, two weeks ago when one bounded across in front of a woman on a path.Drayton is a couple of miles from Nevill Holt, which is believed by many scholars to be the model for Bonkers Hall.