Tiger King star Carole Baskin has spoken to an Isle of Wight filmmaker about the possibility of big cats living wild here.

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The Netflix star, who runs Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida, was being interviewed for a new documentary.

Due out in 2022, Jake Valvona's Mystery of The Panther will investigate whether panthers and other big cats could be living undetected on the Island.

  • Have you spotted a big cat on the Isle of Wight? Jake wants to hear from you!
  • Scroll down to find out how to take part.

Mystery of The Panther will consider the stories of big cat sightings here and how, if at all, the animals may have ended up living in the wild.

Isle of Wight County Press: Islander Jake Valvona interviews Tiger King's Carole Baskin

Carole Baskin told Jake Valvona: "You can be living around these cats forever and not even know that they're there because they're so smart and elusive.

"So many people traffic them as pets and can't handle them. They easily escape and it wouldn't be hard for them to survive.

"Our cats [at Big Cat Rescue] can live as long as 20 years."

Mystery of the Panther is being produced by Imperial Media - set up by the former media studies student from Isle of Wight College, who has been creating videos and short films for 13 years.

Jake plans to release his film to buy on Amazon and Vimeo.

  • Submit your big cat sightings for a chance to be interviewed by Jake
  • Email iowbigcats@aol.com

A narrator is also wanted to voice the film.

Think you have what it takes? Email audition.bigcatsiow@aol.com, with your name, date of birth and town of residence