Many local residents went into hiding yesterday as unusual animal tracks were found in the snow.
Locals in the Mead End area locked themselves in their homes, whilst others even went to stay in neighbouring towns upon hearing about the creature. The news soon spread and, by yesterday evening, very few people could be seen outside.
The footprints, below, belong to a rare wild snow lion, locals believe. Gartholomew – who found the tracks – said: “This has got to be the tracks of a snow lion what are deadly. All you need to do is look at the tracks to realise that is not a normal animal.
“I found them when I was walking my dog who is called ‘Dog’ so I can remember. I was a bit hungry so I tried to eat some snow and then noticed the beast’s markings. I froze completely still as I knew what it meant.
“A snow lion is on the loose!”
“We have normal lions all over the town what makes it very dangerous but snow lions are the worstest what you can get. I think it got here from the north pole when all the snow came. Maybe the wind did it.”
The quick-thinker then decided to tell his neighbours. He continued: “After twenty minutes or so, I managed to stand back up and run away. I knocked on all the people’s doors what live near me and told them.
“They all slammed their doors shut on me and locked them as soon as I said it. They must have been really scared.”
Fellow resident Dave, originally from Hertfordshire, said: “No. I slammed my door on him because he is a maniac – as many are round these parts. A f***ing snow lion? Do me a favour. I was more scared of him, to be honest.
“Why are these people allowed to wander around and bother me at my own house? I mean, only last week he was at my door trying to tell me he was an aeroplane and that he can take me anywhere.
Local authorities were not available for comment last night.