A MUM has told how she saved her two young children from a ferocious “supercat” as it stalked them in their garden.
Dr Neetu Nirdosh hurled a toy at the spotted beast as it snapped at the petrified kids.
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The cat, thought to be a hybrid Savannah cat, was on the loose last night as police investigated.
Mum Neetu, of Hampstead, North London, found son Alexander, four and daughter Falcon, five, frozen in fear as the leopard-spotted beast circled.
She said: “My heart was jumping out of my chest. As I ran outside I saw it pulling at Falcon’s jumper.
“It was taller than my children and was just circling them like it was working them out. It’s teeth were showing.
“I thought at first it was a cheetah — or something that had escaped from a zoo.”
The mum-of-four feared the children were about to be savaged, so she grabbed a toy horse and hurled it at the beast in a bid to drive it away.
She added: “I screamed and threw a toy at it and pulled the children inside, shutting the glass behind me.”
I thought at first it was a cheetah — or something that had escaped from a zoo.
Dr Neetu Nirdosh
But rather than running off the cat attacked the horse — repeatedly sinking its teeth in.
Neetu, of Hampstead, North London, said: “I dread to think what would have happened if I hadn’t been there. It utterly demolished that toy.”
It was still on the loose last night as police investigated.
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Expert Frank Tunbridge says it may be a Savannah — a £4,000 designer cross between a domestic cat and a Serval, a large African wild cat.
He said: “They look cute as kittens but people soon realise they have a wild cat and dump them because they are unmanageable.
“They attack domestic cats and dogs and can claw children.”
Mum-of-four Neetu first though the beast was a cheetah or something that had escaped from a zoo[/caption]
She saw five-year-old Falcon (left) and four-year-old Alexander frozen in fear as the beast pulled at Falcon’s jumper while ‘working them out’[/caption]
Expert Frank Tunbridge explained that the wild cat could have been dumped as people think they look cute as kittens but soon realise they are unmanageable[/caption]
Neetu says she dreaded to think what would’ve happened if she hadn’t been there as the animal ‘utterly demolished that toy’[/caption]
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