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