There have been extensive media reports recently that there is a lion roaming the area of Essex.
However, it is now thought that the 'lion' is merely a giant house cat named Teddy Bear, who lives close to where the lion was spotted.
Teddy Bear is a ginger Main Coon cat. This breed can weigh up to 25lb, be 16 inches tall and 40 inches long.
Ginny Murphy, the cat’s owner, told the Daily Mail: "We thought it had to be Ted as he's the only big gingery thing around there and he does tend to wander into that field.
"From a distance, because he has a light-coloured mane he does look a little lion like. I can see why someone would think that."
She added that Teddy Bear has a personality to match his size and has been mistaken for a fox before.
Essex Police has now called off its search for the lion, saying that the force believes it was either a large domestic cat or a wildcat.