The footage, which reportedly shows an exotic black cat, has generated some heated debate since appearing online.
According to reports, 17-year-old Josh Williams had been out wild camping with a friend in the Peak District when they spotted something unexpected in a nearby field.
Grabbing his phone, he began recording what he believed to be a large black cat – possibly a panther.
As they watched, it became apparent that the animal was feeding on what looked like a sheep carcass.
“We were both confused when we first saw it,” he said.
“We stood staring at it and questioning what it could be for around five minutes before I decided to start recording so that I could zoom in and get a better look.”
“We tried attracting its attention so that it would turn and face us, so that we could get a better understanding of what we were looking at.”
“We honestly had no idea what it could be if not a big cat.”
But does this footage really show a black panther feeding on a farm animal in the British countryside ?
As it stands, it’s quite difficult to make out exactly what is in the video. The fact that the clip is so short and doesn’t show the animal walking away afterwards doesn’t help matters either.
Some argue that the video could be an optical illusion and that the ‘panther’ is in fact a cow sitting down.
You can check out the footage for yourself below – what do you think ?