Henry Warren, 19, was taking pictures in fields when the huge cat-like creature leapt out in front of him.
The student managed to rattle off several frames before the animal disappeared into undergrowth and has since reported the incident to the Plymouth-based British Big Cat Society.
Britain's most famous big cat was first spotted in 1983 and there have been over 60 recorded sightings since. There have been sightings on Exmoor, Dartmoor and several other rural locations.
It was declared a phantom in 1995 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food but Henry thinks they're wrong.
Henry, of near Gwinear, west Cornwall, said: "I was taking pictures of our new when I saw something run across the field and-read more at link