I saw a large sandy-coloured cat which I later dentified as a mountain lion on Nightingale Lane, Little Chalfont in the spring of 2005. I had just turned in a slight bend in the road when I saw the animal crossing directly in front of me, before it disappeared into the hedgerow of what I assume was somebody's garden. It was mid morning, I was in my car on my way to my teaching job in a college and did not have the time or space to stop, although I was utterly stunned; shaking and exclaiming aloud. If I had come round the bend two seconds earlier I would have hit it and I had the distinct feeling that I, rather than would have come off worse. Needless to say everyone I've told thinks this was my imagination working overtime, but I am quite clear about what I saw and subsequent googling of images simply confirmed it.
I have been interested in mystery wild cats in Britain since I was a young Boy.