London - An extremely rare black fox mown down last month in a Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire hit-n-run may have a secret twin sibling in North West London according to reports.
"Damn beast's got an evil doppelganger," St John's Wood resident Major Algy Beagle said this weekend amid reports that a massive jet-black wolf-sized fox was on the rampage in NW8.
Other locals have confirmed the sighting sparking fears that a monster is stalking the well-heeled residents of the up-market enclave.
On Thursday owners of a nearby deli said they'd seen the huge dark-furred marauder staring malevolently at a bratwurst delivery to their shop near the High Street post office.
A neighboring pizzeria later notified police that a 'Beast of Bodmin' sized 'black panther' had been raking over dustbin contents, maybe foraging for leftover crusts.
Then on Saturday a lady from Northwick Close reported being frozen out from her home because the massive ebony-colored beast - plus some regular gingery vulpine chums - was on the rampage barring her access.
The poor dear became petrified in case of a sudden attack by the wolf-sized prowler and its gang.
"Luckily a neighbor wielding a blowtorch came to my rescue," retired civil servant Mrs Hilda Gasket told reporters from QM-NewsCorpse, "and gave the bastards a run for their money!"
The smell of singed brush still lingers in St John's Wood High Street where shopkeepers are petitioning for the return of the Regent's Park Hunt.