Police in Lancashire have been looking for a mystery marsupial after people reported seeing one near Garstang.
Lancashire Police’s Dave Kerfoot said he had been sceptical but added that seeing a photo of the animal showed he may have been “overly suspicious”.
He said police were investigating where the animal was from and who owned it.
He added that he had “suspected that it was residents wanting a Winmarleigh Wallaby to rival the Pilling Panther”.
The Pilling Panther refers to rumoured sightings of a wildcat which is said to stalk the area around near the village of Pilling, which lies to the west of Winmarleigh.
A police spokesman said there were suggestions that the animal was not a kangaroo, but a wallaby, which may have escaped from a nearby farm.