THE mysterious black panther has been spotted again in the Holme Valley.
The big cat has been seen several times and the Examiner is offering a £500 reward to anyone who captures the beast on camera.
The cat was spotted on the moors above Holmfirth early on Sunday in the latest in a spate of sightings in New Mill, Hade Edge and Penistone.
There have also been reported sightings of the cat in places as far apart as Linthwaite and Birchencliffe.
Paramedic Glyn Hicks was driving down Greenfield Road at 5.45am on Sunday to go to work in Chesterfield when he saw the back end of the cat disappearing over a wall close to sharp bends near the Ford pub.
He said: "The tail was 3ft long, but it quickly vanished into a field."
Mr Hicks said he'd spotted a lynx-type cat slinking across a road on Saddleworth Moor about four years ago - but the cat he saw on Sunday was far bigger.
Mr Hicks, 47, of Meltham, said: "I used to live in Leicestershire and helped a friend there who is a farmer.
"His sheep had been attacked and the vet said the injuries had been caused by a big cat.
"I certainly believe these animals are out there," added Mr Hicks.
Big cat hunter and expert Paul Westwood, of Pontefract, has already warned Examiner readers to be careful if they come face to face with this area's big cat.
He said that nine out of 10 times a person would be safe, but the cat could attack if it was cornered.
"They will attack," he said. "My advice is not to look the cat in the face.
"They will see that as a challenge.
"The best advice is simply to stay still."