Sighting of mystery animal in Hale

THERE has been another sighting of a mystery creature in Hale - the second within a month.

Mother-of-two Sue Langham was astonished to see the animal sitting on her back door step on Rivington Road at 5am on Monday morning.

The animal - about the size of a small dog with the head of a fox and a muscly body - was making a noise that sounded like a 'strangled wolf'.

Sue, who had got up early to catch a train, said: "I was shocked by what I saw. We sometimes see foxes in the back garden and this was nothing like that."

On April 7, a similar creature was spotted by Mark Jackson and his son Jay on Belmont Road, Hale, which is just a couple of hundred yards from Sue's home.

And last July a tan-coloured animal, thought to be twice the size of a domestic cat, was spotted on Hale's Westminster Road by resident Tim Webb.

His report to Messenger prompted others to get in touch about other sightings at the time. These included one near the Hare and Hounds pub in Timperley.

Have you seen a mystery animal in Hale or surrounding area - or perhaps managed to take a photograph of it. If so, e-mail sam.editorial@messengergrp.co.uk

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3:05pm Thu 3 May 12

dipperdapper says...

i saw what looked like a big/brown non domestic cat near to the tip on sinderland lane it was in the distance coming from the disused railway line, even the horses was startled i believe along this railway is where you will find these animals
i saw what looked like a big/brown non domestic cat near to the tip on sinderland lane it was in the distance coming from the disused railway line, even the horses was startled i believe along this railway is where you will find these animals dipperdapper
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10:38am Fri 4 May 12

CtrlAlty says...

Wild pigs?
Wild pigs? CtrlAlty
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12:51pm Fri 4 May 12

motherofjudas says...

Tamworth (Red) pig? Lx
Tamworth (Red) pig? Lx motherofjudas
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11:17am Sat 5 May 12

Manhatten says...

Cue every half wit in the area who's seen a bigger than average cat in the last few months to come forward and follow dipperdapper's illiterate lead.
Cue every half wit in the area who's seen a bigger than average cat in the last few months to come forward and follow dipperdapper's illiterate lead. Manhatten
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4:58pm Sun 6 May 12

dipperdapper says...

manhatten has an inferiority complex and could well be the beast of broadheath roaming around tips looking for your next meal pmsl #racistknucklehead
manhatten has an inferiority complex and could well be the beast of broadheath roaming around tips looking for your next meal pmsl #racistknucklehead dipperdapper
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1:59pm Mon 7 May 12

dj1917 says...

So, it was the size of a small dog (like a fox) and had a fox's head. I wonder what it could be...
So, it was the size of a small dog (like a fox) and had a fox's head. I wonder what it could be... dj1917
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6:44pm Mon 7 May 12

Tomcat27 says...

Could be a "Maned Wolf" a canid usually found in South America - Has the appearance of a large red like fox with similar features. Would be interested to see a photograph of this alleged animal.
Could be a "Maned Wolf" a canid usually found in South America - Has the appearance of a large red like fox with similar features. Would be interested to see a photograph of this alleged animal. Tomcat27
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1:25pm Tue 8 May 12

Deeede says...

Black fox, its a gene thing.
Black fox, its a gene thing. Deeede
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8:40pm Tue 8 May 12

dipperdapper says...

what i saw coming fro the disused railway line was no fox it was a big cat its ears was huge and from where i was it had excellent vision, we stared at each other and then it vanished i looked for the cat but was nowhere to be seen, my position was coming from cherry lane just got up the tiny hill bit where all the glass is and i looked up and there it was i did have my phone with me but i promise you my eyes was fixed i couldnt move
what i saw coming fro the disused railway line was no fox it was a big cat its ears was huge and from where i was it had excellent vision, we stared at each other and then it vanished i looked for the cat but was nowhere to be seen, my position was coming from cherry lane just got up the tiny hill bit where all the glass is and i looked up and there it was i did have my phone with me but i promise you my eyes was fixed i couldnt move dipperdapper
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