'Dead leopard' a wicker basket

PUBLISHED: 15:16 31 July 2009 | UPDATED: 23:55 15 June 2010

We've had a bit of fun after discovering what was reported to be a leopard was, in fact, a wicker basket.

We've had a bit of fun after discovering what was reported to be a leopard was, in fact, a wicker basket.

A so-called dead leopard , spotted at the side of the A30, earlier today has been identified as a discarded wicker basket.

A so-called 'dead leopard', spotted at the side of the A30, earlier today has been identified as a discarded wicker basket.

The Herald dispatched a reporter to the site following a tip off from a reliable source.

Our reporter says: "from a distance, the colouring did look a bit like a leopard. However, upon closer inspection, I could see it was a wicker basket.

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