Trimley: Big cat spotted in Trimley St Martin!

The Trimley tiger on the roof of the hiuse at the junction of Howlett Way and High Road, Trimley St

The Trimley tiger on the roof of the hiuse at the junction of Howlett Way and High Road, Trimley St Martin. - Credit: Archant

KEEPING watch over the great grasslands of the Trimleys, the villages’ very own big cat has one of the best vantage points.

This tiger – spotted lounging on the roof of a property – can see for miles around as he hunts for prey and mounts a look-out for predators.

His presence has certainly made one or two people look twice and rub their eyes, before raising a smile as they continue down High Road, Trimley St Martin.

From a distance it does look realistic, but the tiger is actually a big cuddly toy, the type usually won accidentally at fairground stalls, and not one of the world’s rarest wild animals on the loose.

It was placed on the roof of a new extension to a house at the corner of High Road and Howlett Way by workers at the site.


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One worker said: “We found it in the house and just put it on the roof for a laugh.

“As we were doing it, a coachload of youngsters came past and they were all watching and pointing and really enjoying it. Several people have stopped to look and it does look quite realistic from further away.

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“We might keep him up there for a few days and change his position occasionally.”

He joked: “We can’t really go up there and finish the roof until he goes – after all, he’s a wild animal!”

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