Is it a leopard?

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I don't often get time to do embroidery just for me and for no other reason than the love of stitching, but I took a few hours the other night and stitched this little chap:

Bayeux beast

The design is taken from the Bayeux Tapestry and can be found in the borders with other wonderful creatures (some recognisable, some not!). He is stitched in stem stitch and seeding, and worked in a hand died cotton thread. There are lots of great elements in the 'tapestry' so there may be more little beasts to follow!