I was walking near the new leisure centre in Desborough, Northamptonshire, when I saw what I at first thought was a dog. It was sniffing around and had its back to me, but when I got closer it turned round, looked straight at me, and ran off into the woods. It was brown with black markings, with little tufts of hair at the top of its ears, and was a bit taller than a Staffordshire bull terrier. It was, however, a lot longer than a dog, and was definitely a large cat. I went home and told my girlfriend and her friend what I had seen, and her friend ‘Googled’ lynx sightings in Northamptonshire and came across the website with your contact details. I am only 12 miles away from the last sighting and I still can’t believe what I’ve seen. I was glad to notice that I am not the only one to have witnessed it.