The footage, shot by Wayne Broad, 33, a sales engineer, shows a cat-like creature with a sweeping tail, about 6ft long and 3ft high, prowling through the newly-mown field near his home. To prove the size of the beast, Mr Broad later shot film of a neighbour's cat at the same place from the same distance. The cat barely showed up above the field's stubble.
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The controversy about the existence of the Beast of Bodmin was revived yesterday by the release of new video footage of a large cat-like creature in a field near Bridgwater, Somerset.