A WOMAN says she has reported seeing big cat near Prestatyn train station.

Cathy Fox says she was a passenger in car when she saw the creature with "small ears and a long tail" lurking in the bushes near the railway line on May 1.

She described what she saw as a “jet black, huge, cat-like animal”.

Reporting the sighting to Puma Watch North Wales, the group set up to document and investigate such encounters, Cathy says she reported what she saw to North Wales Police.

She told Puma Watch: “I was in Prestatyn on Saturday afternoon and saw a jet black huge cat-like animal, small ears long tail, in the growth at the side of the train tracks.

“It was at Prestatyn train station I was a passenger in the car as we drove over the bridge over the tracks I saw it in the undergrowth.

“I’ve reported it to the police.”

The latest report follows several sightings in the North Wales area in recent weeks.

This month, a couple reported seeing a big cat running in a field alongside the A5104 near Llandegla.

And in April, there were four separate sightings of a creature described as a big cat along the A5 between Chirk and Oswestry.

Tony Jones, founder of Puma Watch North Wales, said he had asked police to confirm the report.

Tony said: "Earlier this year, footprints of a suspected big cat were found in nearby Dyserth and also in hills above Meliden. There have also been multiple sightings a few miles along the coast in the Talacre area.

"Big cats such as pumas are solitary with a hunting range of dozens of miles. They’re mostly spotted in Snowdonia and the Clwydian hills but reports of sightings in urban locations some distance from these areas are becoming more frequent.