Pumas are large, cat-like animals which are found in America. When reports came into London Zoo that a wild puma had been spotted forty-five miles south of London, they were not taken seriously. However, as the evidence began to accumulate, experts from the Zoo felt obliged to investigate, for the descriptions given by people who claimed to have seen the puma were extraordinarily similar.
The hunt for the puma began in a small village where a woman picking blackberries saw ‘a large cat’ only five yards away from her.It immediately ran away when she saw it, and experts confirmed that a puma will not attack a human being unless it is cornered. The search proved difficult, for the puma was often observed at one place in the morning and at another place twenty miles away in the evening. Wherever it went, it left behind it a trail of dead deer and small animals like rabbits. Paw prints were seen in a number of places and puma fur was found clinging to bushes. Several people complained of "cat-like noises’ at night and a businessman on a fishing trip saw the puma up a tree. The experts were now fully convinced that the animal was a puma, but where had it come from? As no pumas had been reported missing from any zoo in the country, this one must have been in the possession of a private collector and somehow managed to escape. The hunt went on for several weeks, but the puma was not caught. It is disturbing to think that a dangerous wild animal is still at large in the quiet countryside.
a prisoner / suspect at large
注意 suspect 在做动词和名词时重音不一样。动词 （su-SPECT，怀疑），名词（SU-spect，嫌疑人）有些英语单词同时具备名词和动词属性。这类单词作名词使用时，重音通常落在第一个音节；作动词时则落在第二个音节上。（来源）
The disease is still at large.
an angel-like girl
As is shown in the picture, there is a cobweb-like structure with separated compartments packed in it.
Foxes and farmers have never got on well. These small dog-like animals have long been accused of killing farm animals.
be found in 存在于，产于
Many plant and animal species are found only in the rainforests.
A good idea came / flashed into my hand.
has been seen / found / observed
in / on / (to) the south of ~
in 表示在内部；on 表示相邻；to 表示不相邻，通常可以省略
novels written by LuXun
movies directed by …
The man leaning against the wall named George is my brother.
claim to do
claim to have done
So far, no organization has claimed to be responsible for the accident.
hunt for 寻找，打猎
I’m hunting for a job now.
The hunt for a job wil begin tomorrow.