Published: 16:26, 02 November 2017 |
Updated: 16:42, 02 November 2017
A lynx is on the run from a wildlife sanctuary owned by a former Milton Regis resident.
The animal, named Lillith, escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Wales last week.
The site, near Aberystwyth, is co-owned by Dean Tweedy, formerly of Marvellous Murals.
The artist created more than 200 murals across Swale over 16 years before moving there with his family earlier this year.
Mr Tweedy said the lynx was a "scared animal" and was close to being recovered.
A statement by Dyfed-Powys Police said: "The lynx is unlikely to approach people, but may attempt to take livestock or pets as food.
We do however advise that the animal should not be approached as it could become aggressive if cornered."
The sanctuary has enlisted expert trappers to safely recover the animal, which is about twice the size of a normal house cat.
A statement on the business' Facebook page said: "It is a mystery as to how she escaped. Experts have examined the enclosure and it is believed she climbed some slender tree branches and made a giant leap to the perimeter fence, possibly chasing a bird."
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