The Beast of Bevendean is a panther-like creature which has been spotted around the Brighton and Hove area of England since 2008. It has been reported attacking and frightening dogs in the area. It has been investigated by the British Big Cats Society, who claimed "It could be a panther.". Warnings were issued to local residents in 2008, and in June 2008 a local man reported an attack by the beast upon his dog.
In 2010 it was sighted by a teacher. In 2011 a local filmmaker began making Nightmare Hunters, an "action-adventure" movie about two young boys who set out to trap the Beast.
In a response to claims that the animal could be part of a breeding population, a spokesman from Sussex Big Cat Watch said that "We don’t know how many are out there. There could be two or three or there could be dozens."