Mystery of creature on the moors

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A couple of motorists out for a leisurely Sunday afternoon drive had to act fast when this creature lolloped into the road in front of their car.

Robert Harrington and his partner were driving to Whitby from Helmsley and were on Hartoft Moor heading towards Egton Bridge, when they came across what they thought was a dog, but “unlike any they had seen before.”

He said: “It looked like a fox hound but was the size of a Great Dane or small donkey. I have never seen anything like it.

“It did not have a collar on and does not appear to be anybody’s pet. It could have strayed from a hut but was far bigger than any fox hound I have seen.”