Cheshire is one of the most dangerous places to live according to 999 calls - that is if you are scared of tigers, pumas, panthers and lynxes.
A tiger has been spotted prowling along the banks of the River Dee, a lynx with paw prints as big as a "human hand" killing sheep, cats and chickens, and a large wild cat terrified a caller who was sure it was at large in Tarporley town centre.
And one resident reported that a lion had escaped from the Zoo and was living in their garden at a house in Ellesmere Port.
But it is not the first time people have reported that they have seen big cats at large in the county. Last month motorists were alarmed when a picture of the King of the Jungle prowling on the M56 was spotted on twitter, and rumors spread a lion was loose in Chester in 2013 - both turned out to be false.
Details of the 999 calls, revealed to The Chronicle through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, show that Cheshire has one of the highest rates of big cat sightings in the country - with nine sightings reported to Cheshire Constabulary between 2011-April 2014.
One caller reported seeing a tiger walking along the River Dee in Chester, describing an animal that was "three times as big as a cat, but fatter", stripy, with a black ringed tail and a black tip.
During the call in September 2011, the caller said they had been walking close to the river when the "tiger" had walked through a gate, looked at them and "sidled" off into the bushes.
In Warrington one caller said she had seen a cat the "size of a panther" outside her window.
And one alarmed resident was so concerned they alerted the police that a "wild cat" the "size of a wall" might be loose in Tarporley town centre, after walking past a field and hearing a "low menacing growling" and being sure that a large cat was pacing behind it, in the dead of night in July 2012.
A "lynx" killed two cats, 10 sheep, a lamb and attacked a chicken coup in Poynton in September 2011. The caller reported the "wild cat" had left scratch marks in the ground and paw prints as big as his hands.
In Lymm a driver was sure a lynx had run in front of his car. In a 999 call in December 2013 the caller stated the animal was "definitely not a dog or a domestic cat".
A runner in Warrington called the police after spotting a cat "the size of a Labrador" prowling on a golf course. When pressed by the call handler he insisted it was not a dog.
And in an alarming call in October 2011 a cyclist alerted the police after being stopped by a man covered in blood at the side of a road. The man said a lion had eaten his daughter.
Only Greater Manchester Police and South Wales Police received more sightings of big cats - with one caller in Manchester calling 999 after seeing a panther jumping over a neighbour's fence.